Suspected Diphtheria case in Labuan PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 14 March 2017 14:20

by LIZA JOCSON

Another suspected case of Diphtheria was reported in Labuan when a 6-year old boy died after exhibiting symptoms of the disease.

City Health Officer Dr Rodel Agbulos said that the suspected Diphtheria case was reported in Campo Uno Labuan last week.

The boy was brought to the Zamboanga City Medical Center after exhibiting symptoms of high grade fever and other Influenza-like signs.

The victim died last March 8.

The latest incident brings to five the total number of Diphtheria cases in the city.

Yesterday, a repeat swab from a five-year old who tested positive for Diphteria was sent to the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine.

There was also a repeat throat swab from a four-year old reported in Barangay Cawit.