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After only reporting three human rabies fatalities over the past three years, health officials in the Visayan province of Eastern Samar have reported four rabies deaths already so far in 2014.   Edna...

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The number of measles cases in the Philippines continue to skyrocket, increasing by some 30,000 suspected and confirmed cases since June 2014. The latest numbers released on Aug. 4 by the World Health...

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The Philippines Department of Health (DOH) in the Caraga Region of northeastern Mindanao has reported in excess of 3,000 dengue fever cases so far this year, according to a Mindanao Examiner report Sunday. At...

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In an effort to control the bacterial disease, leptospirosis, Olongapo City health officials have begun a campaign to eliminate rats–by paying the public cash for dead rats.   According to...

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The Philippines Department of Health (DOH) issued an Ebola advisory today (in Tagalog) warning citizens of Ebola Virus Disease.  As of 1st August 2014, the cumulative number of cases attributed to EVD...

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The Philippines Department of Health (DOH) on Thursday announced the stepped up measures of strict monitoring in airports and other ports of entry in the country to prevent against the possible spread...

 The Department of Health (DOH) reported a total of 316 leptospirosis cases nationwide from January 1 to July 5, which is 56.71 percent lower compared to the 730 recorded in the same period last year,...

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The high number of measles and dengue fever cases reported in Davao City has prompted health officials to call it “alarming”, according to a Philippines News Agency report Monday. Davao City,...

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A chikungunya outbreak has been reported from two barangays (villages) in Sta. Lucia town in Ilocos Sur province in the northern Philippines, according to a report in the Philippine news source, Tempo...

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I was looking at the Philippines Department of Health (DOH) annual calendar of health events happening in the country. Much to my surprise, since I never heard of it during my three decades in microbiology,...