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Monday, April 11, 2011

Philippines : DOH working with LWUA to prevent diarrhea spread in Palawan

Article from GMA News :

" After confirming that the deaths of some 20 members of an indigenous tribe in Palawan was caused by diarrhea due to polluted water, the Department of Health (DOH) has coordinated with the Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA) to prevent the spread of the disease there.

National Epidemiology Center head Dr. Eric Tayag said on Monday the situation in Bataraza town in Palawan has “stabilized" but the DOH has sought LWUA's help in providing the residents with clean water.

Tayag said they want to make sure the diarrhea outbreak does not spread to other towns."

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