Water sample from Ligasong Creek in Calamba found positive for poliovirus type 3

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Published June 3, 2020, 3:35 PM

By Carla Bauto Deña

CALAMBA, Laguna – Water sample taken from Ligasong Creek here last month was found positive for poliovirus type 3, the City Health Office confirmed on June 3, Wednesday.

The city government has been conducting monthly water sampling in San Juan River and Ligasong Creek since October 2019 as per the recommendation of the Department of Health (DOH) and the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM).

Due to the water test results, the City Health Office warned residents against going down the creek to avoid exposure to the virus.

Residents were also reminded to practice hygienic defecation, and to avoid throwing wastes such as diapers into bodies of water.

Amid speculations, the City Health Office clarified that water

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