Rabies, the almost universally fatal infection if not appropriately treated in a timely fashion, was responsible for 226 deaths in the Philippines in 2015, according to the Department of Health. This...

The Philippines government made an important announcement this week concerning the prevention of a major infectious disease that is a big problem on the archipelago. With the announcement two weeks...

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Hospitals in the Philippines were put on “Code White Alert” for New Year’s celebrations in preparation for the usual large number of fireworks injuries that occur each year. Today, The Department...

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From the data available, the Philippines appears to have seen the most dengue fever this year in Southeast Asia reporting about 170,000 cases during the first 11 months of 2015. Today, some excellent...

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As the cool breeze of Christmas approaches this season, the Department of Health (DOH) advises the public to be cautious of the common illnesses that may occur during the holidays. “The cold weather...

For the Philippines as a whole, it has been a tough year for dengue fever, particularly during the second half of 2015. The archipelago is reporting a 60 percent increase in cases during the first nearly...

The number of dengue-related fatalities went over the 200, 300 and 500 mark in Taiwan, Malaysia and the Philippines, respectively, according to newly released public health data. In Taiwan, health officials...

After a relatively mild (for the Philippines) first half of the year in 2015 concerning dengue fever, the mosquito borne viral disease has exploded as the cumulative case tally from January through October...

The Philippines is one of a handful of countries that still see increases in the HIV globally, and the stats are startling. Philippines health officials announced last week that the number of reported...

Health officials on the Visayan province of Negro Oriental are reported an increase in cases and deaths due to the bacterial infection, typhoid fever, according to a Visayan Daily Star report today. From...