Baby dies, 50 others downed in suspected cholera outbreak PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 09 September 2014 13:18

A seven-month old baby died while more than 50 people were hospitalized in what is suspected as cholera outbreak in two sitios in Barangay Limpapa over the weekend.

Limpapa Barangay Chairman Antonio Lacaser told newsmen that dozens of his constituents suffered from dehydration after they experienced bum stomach — loose bowel movement and vomiting starting Saturday.

Because of tender age, a seven-month-old baby whose identity was not immediately known, died of dehydration and pneumonia.

All of the patients were complaining sever stomach ache and vomiting and were taken to different hospitals while other were treated at home.

City Health Officer Dr. Rodel Agbulos has yet to confirm whether it was a cholera outbreak or another illness that happened in Limpapa as results of laboratory testing of water sample taken in the area have yet to be released.

Residents said they have only one source of water and they have been getting water for consumption since they stayed in the area but it was the first time they suffered from such sickness. – Dan Toribio Jr.