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EB Magalona conducts daily cholera info drive

The Municipal Health Office of E. B. Magalona conducted an information drive on cholera and other food-borne and water-borne diseases, in Barangays 1 and 2, both in the poblacion, Monday.* MHO photo

The Municipal Health Office (MHO) of E.B. Magalona is conducting a daily information drive on cholera and other food-borne and water-borne diseases, in all its 23 barangays, from October 17 to November 3.

Municipal Health Officer Dr. Edmundo Janeo Jr. said in a press release the MHO team is led by Dr. Frayne Marie Tampus, a physician of the Department of Health -Doctors to the Barrios assigned to E. B. Magalona, and Nurse Armalene Yocson, with the assistance of nurses and midwives assigned in the respective barangays.

The information campaign, which emphasizes prevention and control of cholera, diarrhea, and other food-borne and water-borne diseases by practicing food safety and water sanitation, is held in barangay halls and barangay covered courts, Janeo added.

Included in the information drive is the campaign for COVID-19 booster vaccination.

The MHO team had already conducted an information drive in Barangays 1 and 2, both in the poblacion, on Oct. 17; in San Jose and Sto. Nino on Oct. 18; and Tabigue and Damgo yesterday.

Other schedules are: Oct. 20 – Tuburan and Latasan; Oct. 21 – Alacaygan; Oct. 22 – Alicante and Manta-angan; Oct. 25 – Pasil and Nanca; Oct. 26 – Tomongtong and Gahit; Oct. 27 – Madalag and Sitio Roma (Brgy. Batea); Oct. 28 – Batea proper, Sitio Pasil, and Canlusong; Oct. 31 – Tanza and Cudangdang; and Nov. 3 – San Isidro and Consing.

OUTBREAK

On Oct. 17, Mayor Marvin Malacon had declared a cholera outbreak in three barangays – Batea, 3 (Poblacion), and Tanza—after the town recorded four cases of cholera.

Tanza has two cases, where one patient died, while Batea and 3 (Poblacion) have one case each.

“Rest assured that your municipal officials and concerned agencies, including the Municipal Health Office, are on top of the situation,” Malacon had said in an earlier statement.

The MHO had submitted water samples from three barangays with cholera cases to the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) in Muntinlupa last Friday, and the results of the bacteriological tests are expected to be released this week, Janeo said.

This week the MHO is in the process of collecting water samples from the remaining 20 barangays and will be submitting them to RITM as well, he added. 

Meanwhile, Malacon appealed to residents to exercise more caution in their food and water consumption.

In case of LBM (loose bowel movement) or vomiting, go to the hospital or seek assistance from barangay officials or the MHO and we are ready to help you, Malacon stressed.*

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