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Disease outbreak feared in evacuation centers

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DAVAO City Councilor Joselle Villafuerte on Friday expressed fear for the possible outbreak of diseases due to poor hygiene and sanitation in various evacuation centers in the city, where three children have already died of sepsis and measles.

Quoting a report from the Department of Health-Regional Epidemiology Surveillance Unit (DOH-Resu), Villafuerte said despite the presence of portalets at the evacuation centers, evacuees, who are victims of a fire incident that hit three villages on Quezon Blvd. on April 4, do not use these.

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