The North Cotabato provincial government has implemented water rationing to 13 sitios (sub-villages) following the diarrhea outbreak that left eight people dead and more than 230 others hospitalized in four villages in Alamada, North Cotabato.
At least 12 persons died while more than 200 were downed after the victims complained of stomach pain, vomiting and diarrhea in four villages here since Saturday.
By Tina G. Santos
With temperatures starting to rise, the Department of Health (DOH) has cautioned the public about heat stroke and other diseases commonly acquired during summer.
Some 100 athletes, coaches and officials of the Naga City delegation to Palarong Bicol were stricken by diarrhea days before the start of the games set on Feb. 23-28 at Catanduanes Athletic Complex here.
Purify or boil water, the Department of Health advised Filipinos in flooded areas to avoid outbreaks of diarrhea.