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Marikina City Feared of Looting Attempt and Leptospirosis Infection After Ulysses

Marikina City government is now on guard for possible looting attempts and leptospirosis outbreak following the massive flood due to Typhoon Ulysses.

According to the report of ABS-CBN News, Marikina City Vice Mayor Marion Andres said Friday, they will be distributing prophylaxis antibiotics to residents. This antibiotic is to fight against leptospirosis, which is spread in water contaminated with rat’s urine and other animals.

Marikina City Ulysses
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The infection occurs when the bacteria enters the body through cuts or abrasions on the skin or through the mouth, nose, and eyes, according to the World of Health Organization (WHO).

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Earlier, the local government launched a campaign to prevent leptospirosis infection during the rainy season. The campaign was called “Kampanya Kontra Lepto: Daga Mo Palit Cash.” Residents to cull rats and changed it for money.

Meanwhile, residents also called authorities for possible looting in their areas. A resident reached out to authorities to secure villages hit by the flood to prevent thieves.  

Gilbert Gaston said a neighbor lost a refrigerator after the flooding. He asked if police will just standby and ask for IDs of those who enter to prevent thieves from entering their village.

READ ALSO: Lady Netizen Posts Heartbreaking Photo of Her Dad Trapped in Fence Due to Flood

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