Broadcast journalist Atom Araullo shares tips on how you can protect yourself from leptospirosis this Friday (Oct 24) on “Red Alert.”
With sudden floods occurring during the rainy season, people are now more prone to getting this bacterial infection commonly transmitted by the urine of rats.
Thus, Atom shows you alternative ways to protect your feet, aside from wearing boots, if ever you resort to walking through dirty flood waters.
He also personally looks into dirty sewers where rats usually thrive and spread bacteria.
In October 2013, the Department of Health recorded the highest number of leptospirosis cases in the country, with more than 2,000 cases nationwide.