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Suspected polio patient confined at Cotabato hospital

HEALTH • 10:00 AM Thu Sep 26, 2019
John M. Unson
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COTABATO CITY --- The health department has quarantined a three-month old infant suspected of having been afflicted with poliomyelitis.

The child is now confined at the Cotabato Regional Medical Center here.

The Department of Health-12 confirmed Thursday that the child was admitted early this week at the CRMC for fever and paralysis of one leg.

The hospital has initiated tests to determine if the patient had indeed contracted poliomyelitis, according to Jenny Panizalez Ventura, information officer of DOH-12.

Panizalez said specimens obtained by physicians been submitted for laboratory analysis.

Poliomyelitis, or infantile paralysis, also known as polio, is an  infectious disease caused by the poliovirus. 

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