Amoebiasis hits over 100 residents in Cagayan, Kalinga | Inquirer News

Amoebiasis hits over 100 residents in Cagayan, Kalinga

By: - Correspondent / @VillVisayaJrINQ
/ 09:54 AM November 26, 2022

TUGUEGARAO CITY- At least 109 residents in the provinces of Cagayan and Kalinga have been hit by various symptoms associated with amoebiasis infection for weeks now, the Cagayan Provincial Health Office (CPHO) said Saturday, November 26.

ADVERTISEMENT

Dr. Carlos Cortina III, Cagayan provincial health officer, said on Saturday that the amoebiasis-afflicted patients were admitted at the district hospitals in the province in the past weeks until this week.

The patients, mostly children, are from Allacapan, Aparri, Buguey, Camalaniugan, Gattaran, Lal-lo, and Lasam, all in Cagayan, and neighboring Kalinga.

FEATURED STORIES

They became ill after the series of typhoons that pummeled Northern Luzon in the past two months.

Cortina urged villagers to keep their food safe and ensure that they have potable drinking water.

Laboratory tests have confirmed that the patients were infected with amoebiasis, an illness caused by tiny parasite Entamoeba histolytica which is spread through human feces. Its symptoms include diarrhea, nausea, and weight loss.

The agency would conduct more laboratory tests to check that the illness is not a cholera, Cortina added.

Amoebiasis is similar to cholera, which earlier claimed the lives of four people in Aurora province.

gsg
Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription has been successful.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Amoebiasis, Cagayan, Kalinga
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.
Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription has been successful.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.



© Copyright 1997-2023 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.