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The Davao City government has dismissed a media report of a child having struck by the deadly Meningococcemia disease.
In a statement, the City Health Office (CHO) said:
Following There are reports about a case of meningcoccemia involving a child in one hospital in Davao City.
However, there is no absolute data available now that confirms the child died of meningococcemia.
Blood samples were taken for examination and confirmatory tests.
The hospital has strictly observed and conducted measures based on standard medical protocols to control possible infection and spread.
While waiting for results of the investigation, we encourage the public to keep calm, be cautious, and to refrain from spreading unnecessary information.