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Monday, October 24, 2011

Philippines : Town stricken with water bacteria

Via Business World Online :

" Diarrhea has struck a village in Central Mindanao, prompting health officials to warn residents against drinking water from unauthorized sources.

All sources of water within barangay Tinoto are not fit for drinking purposes,” Dr. Antonio A. Yasana, Sarangani provincial health officer, said in a statement last week.

“What is definite is that all the water sources are infected, contaminated with coliform bacteria,” he added, citing the initial result of microbiological test of water sources infected with bacteria found in human feces.

Three children died and at least 250 other residents in the coastal village have been struck by the disease since last week, prompting village officials to declare a state of calamity to hasten the release of relief funds."

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