Diarrhea outbreak declared in Cabucgayan Photo from Doc. Gabby Velasquez
Diarrhea outbreak declared in Cabucgayan Photo from Doc. Gabby Velasquez

BiliranIsland.com Staff
BiliranIsland.com
First Posted 21:03:00 09/02/2016
Last Updated 12:20:00 09/03/2016

UPDATE:  12:16 PM Sept. 3, 2016: One dead from the diarrhea outbreak in Cabucgayan

CABUCGAYAN, Biliran – An outbreak of diarrhea has been declared in parts of Cabucgayan with over 100 cases.

Diarrhea outbreak in Cabucgayan. Photo from Doc Gabby Velasquez
Diarrhea outbreak in Cabucgayan. Photo from Doc Gabby Velasquez

The Cabucgayan Main Health Center reported that the diarrhea cases started last August 22, 2016 with only 2 patients which rapidly increased after a few days. As of September 3, 2016, the official count is 136 cases. Fifty were reported from Bunga.

In response to the increasing number of diarrheal cases, authorities from the Provincial Health Office conducted education campaign and looking in the prevention aspects of the affected town.

The DOH epidemiology and surveillance is trying to trace the source of the outbreak.

– BiliranIsland.com

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