Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Typhoid fever downs 27 in Quezon, Philipppines - 13th July 2011

At least 27 villagers have been hospitalized in General Nakar, Quezon, due to typhoid fever.

A report by dzMM radio said that according to local health officials, drinking contaminated water could have been behind the sudden increase in typhoid fever cases in Barangay Anoling.

The health officials said that 27 residents of Barangay Anoling have been rushed to the C.M. Rector hospital in nearby Infanta town and General Nakar Municipal Health Center since June 31.

One person identified as Benny Soliano has also died, but health officials have yet to determine if the victim was suffering from typhoid fever at the time of his death.

The local health office has taken blood samples from the victims. The samples have been brought to the Department of Health office in Manila for analysis. Source