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Health Tips after Floods

After typhoons, heavy rains and flooding, the potential risk of disease increases, such as water-borne diseases, (e.g. typhoid fever and leptospirosis) and vector-borne diseases (e.g. malaria, dengue).

  • Water                               Make sure drinking water is from a safe source.
  • Food                                Cook food well, dispose food waste properly.
  • Personal Hygiene            Always wash your hands before eating and after using the toilet.
  • Stagnant Water               Clear stagnant water in and around the house to prevent mosquito breeding sites.
  • Supervision                     Do not allow children to wade in floodwaters to avoid diseases, such as leptospirosis
  • Clean Up                         Clean up your surroundings and destroy mosquito breeding sites
  • Contaminated Food        Throw out any food that has come into contact with floodwater, and any food that has perished.


Consult a doctor at once if you or any household member has any sign or symptom of infection.

This will help prevent the spread of infection especially if you are in the evacuation area.


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