Lepto cases down this year – DOH

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The Department of Health (DOH) reported 387 leptospirosis from January to July 26 nationwide, which is 58.39 percent lower compared to the same period last year of 930.

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The DOH said most of the cases came from Region VI with 83 (21.45 percent), followed by Region II with 55 (14.21 percent), NCR (National Capital Region), 39 (10.08 percent); Region X, 37 (9.56 percent) Region III (9.04 percent).

Most of the patients belong to the 25 to 39 age group.

A total of 24 deaths were reported, lower than last year’s figure of 73.

At the NCR , 17 cases were recorded in Manila, three in Quezon City while one or two cases each in Las Pinas , Kaloocan, Makati City, Marikina City, Muntinlupa City, Paranaque and Pasay City, Valenzuela City. No cases were reported in Pasig City, Pateros, San Juan City, Taguig City and Mandaluyong.

PNA

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