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The number of fatalities due to measles infection in the Philippines has topped 100 during the first 10 months of 2014, according to the WHO Western Pacific Region Measles-Rubella Bulletin fro Oct 2014. From...

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Although a full 73 percent of the Philippine population say they are aware of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), according to a Social Weather Station (SWS) survey, health officials say the need to increase...

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According to UNAIDS, unlike in other parts of the world, the AIDS Epidemic in the Philippines has been growing rapidly. In 2000, only one new case every three days was diagnosed. However, by the end of...

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The Philippines and Turkey have reported of cases of Muslim pilgrims who recently performed Hajj and returned home with symptoms resembling Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). In Turkey, just days...

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With many of the most populous, densely-packed cities in the world, one must wonder, how is Asia preparing for the risk of Ebola? In Vietnam, the Ministry of Health introduced Friday guidelines for diagnosis,...

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The Department of Health (DOH) today introduced the Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV) as part of the expanded program on immunization for children in ceremonies held in Paranaque City. The IPV (injected...

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At least one resident of Barangay Guadalupe has died as a result of typhoid fever, and some seven other have been hospitalized, according to Cebu City Health Department health chief Daisy Villa. This...

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In a follow-up report on the measles mass vaccination campaign in the Philippines, Department of Health officials say they are extending the campaign until Oct. 10 in an effort to immunize children who...

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Guangdong province in southern China have experienced a dengue fever outbreak this summer, with the capital of Guangzhou accounting for the bulk of cases, according to a Xinhua report Tuesday. The provincial...

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As Typhoon “Mario” (Fung-Wong) barrels toward Taiwan after killing at least 10 and causing the worst flooding in Manila in two years, the Philippines Department of Health (DOH) issued a...