Monday, February 9, 2009

The Philippines: Cholera, Ebola

A health official confirmed today that an outbreak of cholera is the cause of the death of at least 240 hogs in the southern Philippine province North Cotabato. The cholera broke out months after health officials found a strain of Ebola virus among hogs at some northern farms in the country. It was the first time in the world that the Ebola virus was found in swine. Last month, the Philippine health authorities also reported that three pig farm workers and a slaughterhouse worker have been found infected with the Ebola-Reston virus.

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