Tag archive for ‘leptospirosis’
By Guest Author On Monday, February 12th, 2018

Diseases Directly Transmitted by Rodents

If you’ve been of the opinion that mice, rats, and other similar rodents are cute and cuddly, you’re likely to change that opinion once you finish reading this article. Not only can they cause damage to your More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, October 13th, 2017

Marco Rubio calls on HHS to address Public Health Concerns in Puerto Rico

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) is asking U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Acting Secretary Eric Hargan to “provide a complete update and assessment of the public health concerns still plaguing More...

By Robert On Saturday, December 17th, 2016

Dominican Republic reports more than 50 leptospirosis deaths in 2016

Dominican Republic health authorities have confirmed 51 leptospirosis related fatalities this year as the country reports higher than normal levels of the bacterial infection in 2016, according to a Acento report More...

By Robert On Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

Fiji: Leptospirosis cases climb to 166

The Fiji Health Ministry reported 166 leptospirosis cases as of Apr. 30, up 100 cases from earlier in the month, local media reports. Image/National Park Service The Ministry is working to address the increase in More...

By Robert On Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Leptospirosis cases dip by two-thirds in first two months of 2014: Philippines DOH

The number of cases of the bacterial infection, leptospirosis, has shown a significant drop during the beginning of 2014 as compared to the same time in 2013. Image-CDC/Janice Haney Carr According to the Philippines More...

By Robert On Monday, November 18th, 2013

Dozens of India zoo employees sickened with leptospirosis, brucellosis

At least 40 employees at the Kanpur Zoo in Uttar Pradesh, India, have been infected with two zoonotic diseases, according to a Times of India (TOI) report Friday. Image-CDC/Janice Haney Carr According to a leading More...

By Robert On Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

Philippines DOH Sec. Ona: ‘Risk for diarrhea, respiratory illnesses, leptospirosis and influenza outbreaks remain high’

In the wake of the destruction from Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), the Philippines Department of Health (DOH) announced in a press release Nov. 13, the deployment of medical teams, both domestic and international, to More...

By Robert On Monday, November 4th, 2013

Mumbai records most leptospirosis cases since 2009

The city of Mumbai, India has recorded 198 cases of the bacterial disease, leptospirosis so far in 2013, making it the heaviest year for the spirochete in the city since 2009, according to a Mumbai Mirror report More...

By Robert On Thursday, October 10th, 2013

Leptospirosis outbreak declared in Olongapo City as case count nears 300

More than a week after massive flooding from a southwest monsoon plagued Olongapo City, the number of cases of the bacterial disease, leptospirosis has gone up sharply to near 300 cases, according to a GMA News More...

By Robert On Saturday, September 7th, 2013

Manila reports spike in leptospirosis in the aftermath of August floods

The massive flooding spawned by Tropical Storm Trami (locally known as Maring) in late August left health officials going into high gear in leptospirosis prevention. Leptospira bacteria in liver impression smear. More...

By Robert On Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

Philippines starts leptospirosis prevention in the wake of massive flooding from Typhoon Maring

Tropical Storm Trami (locally known as Maring) left the Philippines, Manila in particular,  in havoc with incessant rains that resulted in days of flooding and at least 17 deaths. Image/Anne Curtis Facebook Fan More...

By Robert On Monday, August 19th, 2013
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Malaysia reports nearly 2,800 leptospirosis cases so far this year

The Malaysian Health Ministry is reporting a total of 2,775 cases of the spirochetal disease, leptospirosis, as of Aug. 10 this year, according to a New Strait Times report. Of the total cases reported so far, 23, More...

By Robert On Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Singapore scientists develop biochip, VereTrop, which can detect 13 tropical diseases from a single drop of blood

Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and Veredus Laboratories, a leading supplier of innovative molecular diagnostic tools, announced the release of the “lab-on-chip” More...

By Robert On Saturday, February 2nd, 2013

Leptospirosis in dogs increasing post-Hurricane Sandy, vet recommends vaccination

In the weeks after the horrible flooding and devastation from Hurricane Sandy in the northeast, the dangers of infectious diseases now lurk in the aftermath. Image-CDC/Janice Haney Carr According to a press release More...

By Robert On Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

DOH issues leptospirosis alert in wake of Manila floods

According to a report in the news source, Rappler, Tuesday, the DOH issued a “lepto” alert following the massive flood that hit Metro Manila and at least 7 other regions across the country. People in More...



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