Three residents of Barangay 123 in Pasay City tested positive for the typhoid causing bacteria known as salmonella typhi. The three residents were among 39 from whom the DOH collected rectal swab samples.
Dr. Gerardo Bayugo, DOH director for the National Capital Region, maintains that there is no need to declare an outbreak of typhoid in the area, and assured the public that prevention and control measures being implemented in city would be strengthened further to fully contain the disease.
He added that chlorinators have been set up in the area to treat the water supply while leaking pipes are being replaced. Meanwhile, Pasay Mayor Wenceslao "Peewee" Trinidad has ordered the City Engineering Office to investigate the source of possible contaminated water.