Tuesday, May 8, 2012

146 cases of suspected typhoid under surveillance‎ in the Philippines

BORONGAN CITY, Eastern Samar, May 8 (PIA) -- The local government of Maydolong confirmed that 146 cases of suspected cases of typhoid fever are now under surveillance.

Twenty of these cases have been brought to the provincial hospital due to high fever and diarrhea. The other patients are in their respective houses and are being closely monitored by local health workers.

According to Henry Afable, Maydolong mayor, the affected individuals come from the seven poblacion barangays and barangay Maybocog that depend on the Balalong Spring for their water sources.

The mayor confessed that in the early years, the water source was pure and safe for human consumption. In later years, however, due to local migration, the new residents have tainted the purity of the water. Admittedly, Afable said, these residents could not just be automatically uprooted.

“We cannot do that because the land is privately owned and they have put up their respective comfort rooms,” Afable reported. Read More