11 die in diarrhea outbreak in Lanao PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 26 March 2012 14:36

At least 11 people were killed by cholera and diarrhea this month that occurred in a remote Lanao del Norte town.

Dr. Alpheratz Jose, the municipal health officer of Salvador, Lanao del Norte, said the outbreak of deadly disease struck in the town’s five villages.

The physician said about 40 others are still suffering from diarrhea due to bacteria from the residents’ source of water, Salog River.

Health authorities are advising people to take extra precaution on sanitation.

People are advised to drink clean or boiled water, avoid unclean foods that were touched by flies, and to clean hands before having any meal, and sleep inside mosquito nets.