DOH Typhoon 'Ruby' Bulletin No. 2

December 8, 2014 6:02 am 

MANILA, Dec. 7 — The Department of Health (DOH) on Sunday issued the following reminders to people affected by Typhoon "Ruby":

*All pregnant women in evacuation centers expected to deliver within the month must be transferred to the nearest government hospital.

*The “No Milk Donation Policy” is reiterated. Previous experiences show that gastroenteritis cases increased due to the use of donated milk formulas.

*All wounds should be immediately cleaned with soap and water. Wounded persons should immediately consult the nearest government health facility for provision of anti-tetanus shots (ATS) and antibiotics. ATS must be provided within 24 hours. Oral antibiotics are NOT to be applied directly on the wound.

*Persons living in flooded areas are advised to avoid wading in floodwaters. Protective equipment, such as boots, must be worn if wading through floodwaters is not avoidable. Persons exposed to floodwaters are advised to consult their physician for the prevention of leptospirosis.

DOH said these reminders are issued to ensure that people in Typhoon "Ruby" affected areas remain disease-free and to prevent the spread of disease and its complications. (PNA)

LGI/PR/SSC

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