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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Philippines : Baby dies of diarrhea, 250 ill in Camarines Sur village

Via Inquirer :

" LEGAZPI CITY : A nine-month-old baby died of diarrhea while 250 other persons were found ill in a village in Siruma town in Camarines Sur, regional health and disaster officials said Wednesday.

An epidemiology team sent by the Department of Health to Barangay Butawanan found that out of the 450 residents being examined on site, 250 tested positive for diarrhea and were undergoing treatment, said Dr. Rose Rempillo DOH assistant regional director.

Butawanan has a total population of 4,000 with 900 households."

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