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DOH confirms 2nd MERS case in Philippines

By Sheila Crisostomo/The Philippine Star – A foreigner who arrived from Dubai last month tested positive for the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (MERS-CoV), the Department of Health (DOH) confirmed yesterday. Health Secretary Janette Garin said the 36-year-old foreigner was the country’s second case of MERS-CoV. She said the patient Read more »

MERS: No cause for alarm in Phl

By Sheila Crisostomo/The Philippine Star – The Department of Health (DOH) has maintained that there is no need for the public to worry despite neighboring Thailand now having its first case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV). “There is nothing to fear, there is nothing to be alarmed about Read more »

‘Pinggang Pinoy’promotes healthy eating

By Sheila Crisostomo/The Philippine Star – The Department of Health (DOH) and the National Nutrition Council (NNC) will promote Pinggang Pinoy, a new food guide developed by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) to promote healthy eating habits. Health Assistant Secretary and NNC executive director Maria Bernardita Flores said Read more »

Dengue vaccine out in PH by July 2015

By Jee Y. Geronimo/rappler.com – A dengue vaccine tested in the Philippines and 4 other Asian countries showed promising overall efficacy and will be available in the health department’s vaccine program by July 2015. Health Secretary Enrique Ona disclosed this on Tuesday, July 15, as the rainy season continues in Read more »

Palace: 100 passengers negative for MERS virus

By Aurea Calica/The Philippine Star – At least 100 of the 414 passengers of Etihad Airlines Flight EY 0424 that arrived in the country on April 15 tested negative for the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus, according to Malacañang. Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said they Read more »

Prince Charles secures 5M vaccines for PH typhoon victims

By Victor Barreiro Jr/Rappler.com – Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne, has set up for the delivery of 5 million doses of measles and rubella vaccine to victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan). Health Secretary Enique Ona signed a Deed of Donation accepting the 5 Read more »