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HERDIN Record #: R10-NMMC-17031709100391 Submitted: 17 March 2017 Modified: 26 October 2018

The epidemiologic pattern of immediate and intermediate health effects of flash floods.

Gina S. Itchon,
Dexter  S. Lo,
Agaton T. Panopio Jr.,
Ruth  S. Beltran,
Maria Luisa  B. Tan,
Myra Maria  V. Peralta,
Sarah Belen D. Jacalan,
Jeramell Y. Gustilo

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Tropical storm Washi which entered the Philippines in 2011 triggered floods resulting in 1,171 people dead and 4,594 injured. Flooding poses multiple risks to human health; yet there has been little research done on health outcomes. This study determined the pattern and magnitude of health data from a tertiary government hospital during and immediately after the flood triggered by Tropical Storm Washi. The study involved a review of emergency room records of the patients' data from 0-12 years, and more males than females. The top four complaints were fever, diarrhoea, and vomiting peaked 10-14 days after. Thus medical care should involve surgical as well as medical care to ensure that no additional mortality and morbidity will occur among the survivors.

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Northern Mindanao Medical Journal
Biennial (every 2 years)
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December 11, 2011-January 13, 2012
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Professional Education and Training Office, Northern Mindanao Medical Center Fulltext Print Format
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