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DoH confirms 2nd case of EV-71

/ 01:29 PM July 31, 2012

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DoH) confirmed on Tuesday a second case of Enterovirus (EV-71) in the country.

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Assistant Health Secretary Eric Tayag said that specimens from a five-year-old boy from Benguet province tested positive for a mild case of EV-71 at the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine in Alabang, Muntinlupa City.

This is the second case of EV-71 in the country since a 19-month-old toddler in Davao City tested positive for the virus earlier this month.

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The patient from Benguet is recuperating at home, Tayag said.

The DoH also assured the public that the form of the EV-71 virus found in the country was milder than the form of the EV-71 virus which killed more than 60 children in Cambodia.

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