NDRRMC update - Progress Report on Cholera Outbreak in Palawan, March 01 – April 20, 2011



• Based on the findings of the Center for Health Development (CHD) IV-B) and Event-Based Surveillance and Response (ESR), National Epidemiology Center (NEC), there was 563 diarrhea cases in the Municipality of Bataraza, Palawan, which started on 01 March 2011, slowly increased peaking on the rd week of April. Cases continue to increase with the last case reported on April 17, 2011. Age of cases ranged from 1 month to 90 years old and the median is 8 y/o

• There were 563 diarrhea cases reported from March 1 to 18 April 2011, with Brgy Culandanum having the highest attack rate 52.28% followed by Brgy Tarusan and Rio Tuba. Out of the 22 barangays in Bataraza, 17 were affected with six (6) sitios in Brgy Culandanum affected namely: Sitios Linao, Apad-apad, Pajo-pajo, Kadulan, Cabinbin and Bato–bato

• Ninety (90) persons were admitted at Rio Tuba Nickel (RTN) Hospital from March 01 - 31, 2011