CHO: Re­cent deaths in Brgy. 14 not measles-re­lated

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Fol­low­ing the deaths of five peo­ple in Bacolod City’s Barangay 14 be­tween De­cem­ber and Jan­uary, the Bacolod City Health Of­fice (CHO) yes­ter­day clar­i­fied the re­cent deaths were not measles-re­lated.

CHO En­vi­ron­ment and San­i­tary Divi­sion head, Dr. Grace Tan, said the deaths in­cluded four mi­nors and one adult male.

She ex­plained, based on records, a two-month-old baby passed away due to gas­troen­teri­tis, or in­flam­ma­tion to the stom­ach and in­testines; while a one-year-old mi­nor died due to hy­dro­cephalus, when ex­cess fluid builds up in

the brain.

The CHO of­fi­cial also pointed out, pneu­mo­nia was the cause of death for the three-year-old mi­nor and a 15-yearold died from heart fail­ure.

In terms of the trisikad driver who re­cently passed away, they are still ver­i­fy­ing the cause of death.

Ac­cord­ing to CHO records, there were a to­tal of 254 sus­pected measles cases in Bacolod City last year, 38 of which were con­firmed cases.

They also recorded the measles-re­lated death of a 17-year-old girl in 2018./DGB,

CHO En­vi­ron­ment and San­i­tary Divi­sion head, Dr. Grace Tan, clar­i­fied the re­cent deaths in Bacolod City’s Barangay 14 were not measles-re­lated

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