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Contaminated water supply causes dysentery outbreak in northern Philippines
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15:41, July 05, 2007

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Contaminated water supply has caused a dysentery outbreak in a village in Cavite province, northern Philippines, the Department of Health (DOH) said on Thursday.

Dr. Eric Tayag, head of DOH's National Epidemiology Center, said 296 residents of Barangay (village) Cabezas have been affected by dysentery since Saturday.

"We suspect that contaminated water supply is the cause of the outbreak. That is why the local government is already supplying clean water to the residents. We also advise them to always wash their hands and boil the water before drinking it to avoid getting sick," Tayag told reporters.

Tayag said local officials are set to replace old and corroded water pipes in the village to curb the illness. Dysentery is a severe form of diarrhea often associated with blood in the feces. He said the common symptoms of dysentery include fever and abdominal cramps.

Source: Xinhua



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