Rectal swabs? Eeww: Diarrhea downs 91 police trainees in Philippines

Ninety-one police trainees were hospitalized  Friday due to diarrhea in Surigao City, a belated police report said on Tuesday.

Cartman-Anal-Probe-275x180Superintendent Daniel Puesca, information officer of the Caraga regional police office, reported to the National Operation Center in Camp Crame said that 50 members of Public Safety Field Training Program (PSFTP) class 2015-02 were rushed to the regional hospital at around 6 p.m. Friday

Another 41 trainees were later taken to the same hospital after also complaining of stomachache after they were given first aid by the staff of the training school.

As of Tuesday, Puesca said the Surigao City health office of the DOH are still working to determine the cause of the diarrhea and water samples have been taken by the regional hospital. The results on the water testing are expected in a week.

Results of rectal swabs and stool examinations conducted on the patients will also be sent to Metro Manila for confirmation.

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