Perhaps, it has something to do with what Typhoon Sendong has done to our city, the birthplace of my mother and to nearby Iligan City.
The typhoon Sendong left thousands dead in Mindanao, survivors learn that their suffering is not yet over as they struggle for their lives for the second time because of the outbreak of leptospirosis. Leptospirosis is spread by catching infected urine of rodents Leptospirosis is a vector borne disease caused by various species of the Leptospira bacteria.
However, unlike other vector borne diseases such as malaria, dengue or rabies that are transmitted only through physical contact with the infected animal, leptospirosis does not require the physical presence of the animal for the disease to be transmitted.
As long as there is contact between the skin or the mucous membranes with water, mud or vegetation that has been contaminated by the urine of vector animals the disease transmission can occur. Leptospirosis is an endemic disease in the Philippines.
It naturally occurs in various parts of the country at specific seasons. Heavy torrential rains and flooding caused by huge typhoons such as Ondoy in and Sendong, for example, triggers the outbreak of leptospirosis in the affected areas. A study done by Dr.
Mendoza reported that the patients in typhoon-affected areas show more severe complications from the disease than the patients who were infected with the disease at a different time of the year.
The study also showed that fever is almost a universal manifestation of the disease. Thus, a widespread fever in typhoon survivor population can be a very good determinant of an emerging leptospirosis outbreak in the typhoon-affected areas. Acute renal failure is seen as the most common complication experienced by the victims of flood.
Drop in the blood pressure was found to be a good indicator of a heightened risk for hemorrhage in the patients. Doctors are warned to prepare for such cases. Although the study disclosed frightening data about leptospirosis outbreaks after a huge typhoon, it still imparts a very good revelation to both the victims and health providers.
The study showed that despite the appearance of more fatal complications in patients after Ondoy, only a few fatalities were reported.
Rehabilitation After Typhoon Sendong. Topics: Cagayan de Oro Typhoon Sendong destroyed many lives and brought destructions to Iligan City and Cagayan De Oro City. 1. Introduction 1. Typhoon is a Natural Phenomena 2. Importance of the Study 3. Natural Disaster 2. Immediately after the typhoon hit land we offered the $3 million grant from the Asia Pacific Disaster Response Fund, adding a $ million emergency assistance loan. In addition, a $20 million grant from the Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction (JFPR), which focuses on livelihood restoration, was also agreed. It is 12 days after Typhoon Sendong devastated Northern Mindanao, especially Iligan and Cagayan de Oro City. It is heartwarming to note that inspite of the devastation that Typhoon Sendong has brought to these cities, help from all over the country and all over the world have kept on .
This was because of the quick medical treatment given to the patients.SMC donates P1-B to gov’t for drug rehab centers. By: de Oro and Iligan City in the wake of Typhoon Sendong, and another P million for a similar scheme in Leyte after Typhoon Yolanda.
After the passage of Typhoon Bopha, Ciony Ayo-Eduarte (in yellow shirt), the director of operations in the Philippines for the United Methodist Committee on Relief, distributes emergency food supplies to people displaced by the storm in Iligan, on the southern Philippines island of Mindanao.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY— Five years after Tropical Storm “Sendong” (international name: Washi) devastated this city, about 4, families who survived its killer floods have yet to get their own. LIFE AFTER TYPHOON SENDONG: BALANCING WORK, FAMILY, AND COMMUNITY By: Bro. Salvador M.
Gerona (former Chapter Head, BCBP Iligan) My life sharing is about the aftermath of Typhoon Sendong which nearly caused the elimination of our family from the face of the Earth.
Update on Rehabilitation of Sendong Survivors: From relief to livelihood and housing programs. (CDO), with other Church groups continue to respond to the needs of the victims of the typhoon Sendong that hit CDO and Iligan in December Following is an update written by Sr. Carmelita.) On the 40 th day after Sendong.
Leptospirosis outbreak during Ondoy can help victims of typhoon Sendong.
Leptospirosis is an endemic disease in the Philippines. which compares leptospirosis that occurs seasonally with the leptospirosis that occurs after the typhoon Ondoy in yields surprising results that can help the victims of typhoon Sendong today.