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Common Illnesses & Diseases in the Philippines

Written by Patrick

There are several illnesses and diseases that are common in tropical climate like the Philippines due to the intermittent wet and dry days. 

Here’s a list of common illnesses and diseases in the Philippines.

1. Colds and Coughs

2. Influenza

3. Dengue Fever

4. Scabies

5. Athlete’s Foot

6. Leptospirosis

7. Cholera

8. Hepatitis A

9. Typhoid Fever

10. Allergic Rhinitis

11. Gastroenteritis

Getting sick is normal, but there are many ways to protect ourselves. We hope that the prevention tips provided in this article help prevent you from getting sick while in the Philippines.

READ MORE:  Stay Healthy in the Philippines: How to Avoid Getting Sick

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About the Author


Patrick is an entrepreneur, digital nomad, explorer, and photographer. Patrick is always in search of fun and adventure. He is well travelled throughout the world, and although location independent, his home base is Phoenix, Arizona in the USA. Patrick loves island lifestyle which is no wonder why he is so interested in spending time in the Philippines with it’s over 7,000 islands. Patrick created this site to share his knowledge of and experiences in the Philippines with Filipinos as well as other foreigners.

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