11 Residents of Barangay Karuhatan Valenzuela City were rushed to
The 11 Residents including 2 children and 1 pregnant woman were
rushed to the hospital after having a hard time breathing
accompanied by dizziness and vomiting.
The Symptoms suffered by the residents immediately followed after
a fogging operation conducted in the area to kill the mosquitoes
The Residents said that the chemical used to kill the mosquitoes
was very strong.
According to the health office of the City of Valenzuela, They
conducted similar fogging operation using the same chemical
yesterday and no residents were affected or showed the same
symptoms as those rushed to the hospital.
The Place in Karuhatan Valenzuela where the fogging operation was
conducted is crowded and the homes are very close to each other
and the streets going to the area is very narrow.
When the fogging operation was conducted past 7 am in the morning,
most residents inhaled the lethal smoke.
Dr.Lordwyn Reyes, a doctor in the Valenzuela Medical Center where
the residents were rushed said that the cause of the residents
vomiting, dizziness and breathing problem was the smoke that they
Jaime Exconde of the Valenzuela City Health office said that the
chemical used in the fogging operation had been used for so long
and it is approved by the Department of Health. He is puzzled
because the chemical mixing process was correct and that the
fogging operation conducted today was just a continuation of the
fogging operation yesterday and that no reported cases was made