[Blueboard] Health Advisory - Leptospirosis

personnel at admu.edu.ph personnel at admu.edu.ph
Tue Oct 20 16:53:05 PHT 2009


HEALTH ADVISORY

In view of the increasing cases of Leptospirosis that have been  
reported in health facilities around the metropolis,  members of the  
community who were exposed to flood waters during the onslaught of  
Typhoons Ondoy and Pepeng either as victims or as part of the relief  
and rescue efforts are advised to consult their  physician for the  
appropriate course of action.   Consultation with a physician  is  
particularly urgent for those who continue to wade in flood waters.

Following the consultation  with a physician, and even if a  
prophylactic antibiotic is given, those with history of wading in  
flood waters should watch out for the following signs and symptoms:   
high fever, severe headache, chills, muscle aches especially in the  
calf and lower back, red eyes, jaundice (yellow skin and eyes),  
abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhea or a rash.  When a constellation  
of these signs and symptoms are noted, immediate medical consult  
should be sought.

In addition to their regular physicians, student may go to their  
respective school clinics.  Employees of the University can also  
consult at the HEALTHDEV Integrative Clinics (CCS Bldg, Social  
Development Complex).

Additional information on Leptospirosis is available at
http://www.ateneo.edu/index.php?p=120&type=2&sec=25&aid=7463






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