Batan Island, Philippines: 83 people exposed to Chikungunya fever

Posted on October 4, 2012 • Filed under: Asia, Travel News

LEGAZPI CITY, ALBAY, Philippines – Chikungunya fever, a mosquito-borne disease, struck a village on Batan Island of the town of Rapu-Rapu in Albay, afflicting some 83 villagers, Albay Gov. Joey Salceda said Monday. Salceda said he has directed Dr. Luis Mendoza, the provincial health officer, to check on the reported sudden rise of the chikungunya fever cases over the last three weeks in Barangay San Ramon, Batan. Read article

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