12 persons hospitalized in Bohol for red tide poisoning

CEBU CITY, Philippines – At least 12 persons have been hospitalized in Tagbilaran City in Bohol province for possible red tide poisoning

Most of those hospitalized are from Dauis town on Panglao Island across Tagbilaran City.

Initially, 9 persons from Dauis were hospitalized after showing signs of being poisoned after eating seafood on Wednesday, June 24, according to a report on dyAB-AM radio.

On Thursday, 3 other persons from Tagbilaran City were brought to hospital for similar symptoms, the regional office of the Department of Health also reported. DOH-VII officials will be in Tagbilaran on Friday to check on the incidents.

The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in Central Visayas based in Cebu City has issued a public warning against eating crustaceans and other seafood in Tagbilaran and Dauis in Bohol following the reported cases. The BFAR officials have said that waters off Tagbilaran and Dauis are positive of red tide.

The agency also asked residents of nearby areas to refrain from eating seafood. – Rappler.com