Video: Diseases stalk Philippines

In the aftermath of two typhoons, Filipinos face outbreak of waterborne diseases.

    Rescue and health authorities in the Philippines are struggling to cope after two typhoons hit the country in September.

    Residents of the capital, Manila, are now faced with deadly waterborne diseases, as bacteria breeds in the stagnant floodwaters.

    Leptospirosis, a disease spread by rat urine, has killed around 100 people since the storms struck and it is believed 1.5 million people are at risk.

    Al Jazeera's Wayne Hay reports from Manila.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Sentenced to death for blasphemy: Surviving Pakistan's death row

    Sentenced to death for blasphemy: Surviving Pakistan's death row

    The story of a man who spent 19 years awaiting execution reveals the power of a false blasphemy claim to destroy a life.

    A story of exile and return: From Italy to Syria and back again

    A story of exile and return: From Italy to Syria and back again

    His grandfather fled fascist Italy during WWII and found refuge in Syria. Now Alberto and his family have returned.

    The Syrian women and girls sold into sexual slavery in Lebanon

    The Syrian women and girls sold into sexual slavery in Lebanon

    Syria's refugee crisis has shone a light on sex trafficking in Lebanon, where victims are often treated as criminals.