Health officials declared a cholera outbreak in Brgy. Calibuyo, Tanza, Cavite on November 4.
One of the infected residents was a one-year-old child who has succumbed to the disease due to severe dehydration.
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“[T]apos nagsunud-sunod po yung mga kapit-bahay kaya po naalarma po tayo…Sa ngayon, controlled naman po yung kondisyon, hindi lang ng bata kundi pati matanda,” said municipal health officer Dr. Ruth Punzalan.
Other affected areas are Brgy. Sahud-Ulan and Brgy. Punta Uno, where an eight-month-old infant was reported to have died after exhibiting symptoms of cholera.
Health authorities are still investigating the cause of cholera outbreak and have yet to declare the same in the two other villages pending the testing results on samples from patients there.
Meanwhile, barangay captains have been briefed about ways to contain the transmission of the disease.
Moreover, residents were reminded to clean their surroundings regularly and to maintain proper hygiene to avoid catching any illness.
Cholera is an acute diarrheal illness caused by infection of the intestine with Vibrio cholerae bacteria, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The disease usually spreads in areas with inadequate water supply and limited access to sanitation.