CHO reports third Diphtheria case PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 28 February 2017 13:49

By: RG Antonet Go

The City Health Office has reported the city’s third case of Diphtheria after a confirmation issued by the Research Institute for Tropical Medicina (RITM) last Friday.

City Health Officer Dr Rodel Agbulos said that the third case came from barangay Mampang.

Agbulos identified the latest case in Mampang as a five-year old.

Two previous cases of Diphtheria were confirmed in Barangay Cawit.  One of two brothers who were reportedly sick with Diphtheria, died from the disease.

Agbulos however discounted any connecton between the two due to the distance between the two barangays.

The City Health Office immediately conducted vaccination in barangay Mampang to prevent the spread of the disease.  (RGAAGo)