Cholera outbreak in Palawan
Health officials announces cholera outbreak in Bataraza town in Palawan after the death of almost 20 people. Victims were mostly children from a tribe, because of diarrhea and vomiting.
The outbreak started weeks ago. However, it was officially declared late Tuesday when the Department of Health recorded an "unusually high" number of diarrhea cases in 17 out of the 22 barangays (villages) of Bataraza that was traced to contaminated water, said Dr. Manuel Mapue of the DoH National Epidemiology Center-Applied Public Health Division.