1996 - Cholera in the Philipines (new outbreak)
12 September 1996
Disease Outbreak Reported
The Government of the Philippines reported an outbreak of cholera to WHO on 10 September 1996. From 1 to 8 September 1996, a total of 284 patients with suspected cholera have been admitted to three hospitals in Manila. Affected areas were Paco and San Andres in Manila. There have been five deaths due to severe dehydration. Most of the cases were children less than 15 years old. Vibrio cholerae, Ogawa, has been isolated form 33 patients. The number of admissions has been decreasing since 7 September.
The Government also informed that supplies for case management and intensive health education have been provided.