RITM confirmatory report awaited

29 Nov 2018
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ALABEL, Sarangani (November 29, 2018) – The Sarangani Provincial Health Office has confirmed at least 18 fatalities as of November 27, validated to have been triggered by a suspected measles outbreak in far-flung villages of Malapatan. However, PHO Medical Technologist ll Federico Yadao (left) said they are still waiting for a confirmatory report from the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM), a health research facility based in Muntinlupa, of the 22 blood samples sent on November 22 to corroborate the cause of deaths. (Tres Besana/SARANGANI COMMUNICATIONS SERVICE)

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