Bicol records 11 leptospirosis-related deaths

LIGAO CITY — Health authorities have recorded 11 fatalities due to leptospirosis in Bicol region from January 1 to July 30.

Based on data released by Department of Health Center for Health Development (DOH-CHD) Bicol Regional Epidemiology Surveillance Unit, three patients who died of the rodent-borne disease were from Albay province, two came from Camarines Norte, two from Catanduanes, one from Camarines Sur and theee from Sorsogon province.

There were also 85 cases of the disease covering the same period in the entire region.

Dr. Rosa Maria Rempillo, local health support division chief of DOH-CHD in Bicol, told Inquirer in a text message Tuesday, August 9, that there was a…

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