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Dengue virus downs 120 Chinese workers in Bataan

/ 12:49 PM August 20, 2019

MARIVELES, Bataan –– At least 120 Chinese workers of a coal-fired power plant here have been afflicted with dengue virus, a provincial board member said.

Godofredo Galicia, Jr., chair of the committee on health of the Bataan provincial board, on Monday said the Chinese, have been taken to a hospital for treatment.

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The Chinese are employees of the GN Power Coal-Fired power plant in the coastal village of Alas-asin.

Galicia did not indicate when or how the Chinese workers contracted the dengue virus.

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Galicia has also informed the provincial board that apart from the Chinese workers, 278 cases of dengue have been reported in this town this year.

Last week, Bataan provincial health officer Dr. Rosanna Buccahan reported that dengue cases in Bataan from January to August declined by 30 percent compared to last year’s record. /lzb

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