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Health office: Leftover pancit, not dog adobo downed 6 in Pangasinan

It was leftover pancit (noodles) and not dog adobo that downed six people in San Carlos City in Pangasinan over the weekend.

This was the finding of the city health office, after it examined samples of the food eaten by the six residents of Barangay Pangaloan, GMA Dagupan reported Tuesday.

“Napalabas ng team na pinadala ko sa area na kumain pala ang mga ito ng pancit na leftover na. Niluto siya noong Sabado at kinain nila ulit noong Linggo,” said city health officer Dr. Edwin Guinto.

The city health office also allayed fears that the dog meat the six ate may cause rabies.

Guinto said that even if the dog slaughtered and cooked had rabies, there would be an incubation period, and the symptoms would take about a month to manifest.

Meanwhile, the local health authorities reminded the public to be careful of what they eat, especially that the hot weather could cause food to spoil easily. — Joel Locsin/LBG, GMA News