Shellfish downs 3 siblings in Samar
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A child is in critical condition, while his two siblings were recovering after they ate cockle shell (buo) in San Fernando, Basey, Samar. The three were treated at the Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Center here for paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP). They were identified as Joshua Macatalad, 9, his brother John Michael, 5, and sister Michelle, 8. The children were suffering from severe headache, vomiting and paralysis after eating cockle shell (buo) collected at the coastal area in their village last Feb. 17. John Michael remained in the intensive care unit (ICU), while his two siblings were recuperating in a ward.
Marticio, M. T. (2019, February 23). Shellfish downs 3 siblings in Samar. Manila Bulletin, p. 12.
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