As of today, ABS-CBN has reported 96 deaths from leptospirosis, out of the 1,336 cases reported. Leptospirosis is a bacterial infection, easily acquired by wading through floodwater contaminated by rat urine which carries the bacteria.
The Rosa Mystica Typhoon Relief Medical Missions in the flooded areas is still going on. Since October 3, eight barangays had already been served in Quezon City, Marikina, and Rizal Province.
Total Cost of Mission (as of Oct. 15, 2009): 167, 586.16
Oct. 3 Tanyong, Marikina. 280 patients
Oct. 5 Tagupo, Tatalon. 346 patients
Oct. 6 Malanday National High School, Marikina. 92 patients
Oct. 7 Malanday, Marikina. 288 patients
Oct. 8 Tumana, Marikina. 358 patients
Oct. 9 Tumana, Marikina, 392 patients
Oct. 11 Nangka, Marikina. 142 patients
Oct. 12 Silangan, Novaliches, Quezon City. 262 patients
Oct. 13 Holy Family Parish, Gulod, Novaliches, Quezon City. 679 patients
Oct. 15 Silangan, San Mateo, Rizal Province. 565 patients
TOTAL PATIENTS SERVED IN 8 BARANGAYS IN 10 DAYS: 3,404 patients.
Relief Goods Distribution:
October 3 : 400 families served.
October 15: 116 families served.
Distribution of Rosaries:
Oct. 3: 500 rosaries
Oct. 6: 250 rosaries
Baptism: No. of children baptized: 22
The team is moving to Tanay, Rizal Province next week. God-willing, maybe they will proceed to Benguet the following weeks, to try to relieve the suffering of the victims of the landslides there.
The country is bracing for another typhoon, which is predicted to be a supertyphoon. God have mercy on us all!