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    Diarrhea outbreak in Eastern Visayas kills 13

    A health official says only few in the region have access to clean water, leaving the majority vulnerable to waterborne diseases by simply drinking water
    Jazmin Bonifacio
    Published 6:18 PM, June 03, 2016
    Updated 6:18 PM, June 03, 2016

    TACLOBAN CITY, Philippines ? A diarrhea outbreak has afflicted 14 towns in Eastern Visayas, leaving 13 people dead and 1,370 admitted in hospitals.

    The Department of Health (DOH) in Eastern Visayas reported fecal contamination of drinking water in parts of the region...

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    Diarrhea outbreak kills 19 in Samar
    June 9, 2016 | Filed under: News,Regional | Posted by: Tempo Online

    TACLOBAN CITY ? Death toll from diarrhea outbreak in Samar provinces rose to 19 this week, with 1,456 persons have fallen ill to the disease caused by contaminated water and poor sanitation, the Department of Health (DoH) reported.

    The DoH regional epidemiology and surveillance unit (RESU) received reports yesterday morning of three new fatalities from the towns of Catarman and Pambujan in Northern Samar. New casualties are children below five years old...


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      Diarrhea outbreak kills 33 in Samar, nearly 3,000 persons fall ill
      June 11, 2016 (updated)
      By Roel T. Amazona, Philippine News Agency

      TACLOBAN CITY, June 10 ? The diarrhea outbreak in different parts of Samar province have already claimed 33 lives as of Friday, raising alarm among health authorities as 2,947 persons fell ill from this water-borne disease.

      The Department of Health (DOH) formed a task force this week to look into diarrhea cases in Samar provinces, plaguing poor communities since last month...


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        44 die in E. Visayas diarrhea outbreak
        posted June 14, 2016 at 12:01 am by
        The Standard

        PALO, Leyte?The death toll from the diarrhea outbreak in Eastern Visayas has reached 44 this week with 3,496 sickened by contaminated water and poor sanitation, the Department of Health regional office here reported on Monday.

        DOH Regional Director Minerva Molon said the number of casualties continues to rise even as local health officials have stepped up monitoring efforts in the bid to contain the illness...


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          Diarrhea outbreak in Samar now under control: DOH
          By: Philippines News Agency
          June 15, 2016 7:26 PM

          PALO, Leyte ? The diarrhea outbreak in Samar province is now under control with no new reported deaths this week from the waterborne disease, the Department of Health (DOH) reported on Wednesday.

          From June 13-14, only 173 new cases were recorded by local health authorities, prompting the DOH regional office to declare that the situation has been improving.

          Most cases were controlled except in Sta. Rita, Samar where six patients are still admitted at the local health facility, said DOH Eastern Visayas regional director Minerva Molon.

          The DOH said these new cases are just normal occurrences and no fatality has been reported since June 7, which means that deaths due to diarrhea are now controlled...


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            DOH declares diarrhea outbreak in Biliran town
            Posted on September 8, 2016 by Northbound Philippines News Online

            TACLOBAN CITY, Sept. 8 (PNA) -? The Department of Health (DOH) has declared a diarrhea outbreak in the town of Cabucgayan, Biliran after the water-borne disease has downed 170 residents in the past few days.

            The health department tagged contaminated water as the culprit, based on water samples gathered from various sources, including from a water refilling station, which were found positive of coliform bacteria, that is commonly present in human and animal waste...