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The number of suspected and confirmed measles cases in the Philippines has grown to 561 (93 confirmed) for the first two months of the year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) Western Pacific...

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The topics on the Sunday, March 29 airing of the Outbreak News This Week Radio show included the antibiotic treatment of a serious Rickettsial infection, the call for vaccinating against Japanese encephalitis...

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In March 1999, then President Joseph Estrada declared March as “Rabies Awareness Month” via Executive Order No. 84. The ultimate goal is to have a rabies free Philippines by the year 2020. This...

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A new study from Philippines researchers says that Japanese encephalitis (JE) is endemic and covers a large geographic range in the country prompting them to recommend the JE vaccine be implemented...

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At least 13 people, four adults and nine children, in Cabatangan village, Zamboanga have been referred for rabies post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) and are being monitored after eating infected dog meat,...

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After reporting more than 58,000 suspected and confirmed measles cases in 2014, including 110 fatalities, the Philippines saw only 201 suspected and confirmed cases during the first month of 2015, according...

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Measles was a real battle in the Philippines in 2014 with the final measles tally on the archipelago at 58,010 cases, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). This includes 110 people who lost...

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With 32 positive animal rabies samples in 2014 in the capital city of the province of Misamis Oriental in Mindanao, Cagayan de Oro City (CDO) saw the most animal cases of the lethal disease on the Philippine...

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In a press release that left me scratching my head this morning, the Philippines Department of Health said (computer translated) report an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) who returned after being in China...

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The Disneyland measles outbreak, which was first reported in individuals who visited two adjacent Disney theme parks located in Orange County, California in mid-December, has affected scores, according...