CHO undertakes chlorination, disinfection at all water sources PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 27 May 2016 11:34

By VIC LARATO

The City Health Office is currently undertaking chlorination and disinfection at all water sources found positive for fecal coliform (E.coli), following the rising cases of acute gastroenteritis (AGE) cases in Zamboanga City.

City Health Officer Dr. Rodelin Agbulos said another action his office has taken to prevent AGE is the mobilization of environmental program in coordination with local health centers is providing stable safe water source.

Other actions taken were distribution of chlorine tablet to people who have deep wells, coordination with the Department of Health, public awareness on the increasing AGE cases, and conducting a 5-year review of AGE admitted cases in other hospitals in the city to establish the baseline value of AGE occurrence.

Update on the epidemic, showed the top 10 barangays with the highest number of AGE admitted cases from March 28-May 24 as follows: Calarian- 166 cases, Tetuan- 164, Sta. Catalina- 147, San Roque- 144, Tumaga- 138, Talon-Talon- 132, Mampang- 118, Tugbungan- 110, Sta. Maria- 104, and Guiwan 89, for a total of 1,312 AGE cases in those barangays alone.

The CHO also reported that 22 people have so far died of the disease.— Vic Larato