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Sunday, March 25, 2012

At least 11 die as diarrhea outbreak in S. Philippines

Via Xinhua :

" At least 11 people were killed by cholera and diarrhea this month that occurred in a remote township in the southern Philippines, an official said on Sunday.

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."

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