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NDRRMC Update: Sitrep 2 on Diarrheal Cases in Purok 6, Gapo, Daraga, Albay

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I. SITUATION OVERVIEW

  • Based on the findings of the investigation conducted by the Joint team of Daraga RHU and PHO-PESU from April 22 to May 5, 2011, the total cases of diarrhea in Purok 6, Gapo, Daraga, Albay rose to 35. Out of 35 cases, three (3) were reported dead

  • Victims' ages ranged from 8 months to 53 years old. Median is 30 years old, with three (3) fatalities, one (1) died last 26 April 2011 and the two (2) died on May 1, 2011. They were among those admitted at the Bicol Regional Teaching and Training Hospital (BRTTH). Majority (54%) of those affected were adult males (N=:19/35). Majority of the cases showed signs of LBM (more than 3 times), nausea/vomiting, and yellowish to greenish stool. As of this report, one (1) patient is confined at BRTTH

  • The cause of said cases was due to drinking from the water pump and unimproved spring