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Another typhoon threatens Philippines

Stagnant water causes disease outbreak

Leptospirosis is a potentially fatal flood-borne diseas. PHILIPPINES – Typhoon Santi (international code name Mirinae) entered Philippine territory last Wednesday (October 28). The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Santi would cause rains during the All Saints’ weekend.

“Santi is expected to hit either Central or Southern Luzon with the storm likely to become a ‘super typhoon’ as it is now packing winds of 120 kph,” said PAGASA’s chief weather forecaster Nathaniel A. Cruz.