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...

In a follow-up to a report in late August concerning a mass measles vaccination campaign that commenced in early September, Department of Health officials are reporting some good success two weeks into...

While dengue fever cases are down significantly in the Philippines in 2014, one town in Pampanga province has declared a dengue fever outbreak as dozens of cases and two fatalities have been reported during...

The number of measles cases in the Philippines has been up dramatically in 2014 and the region of the Central Visayas has seen a greater than 1200 percent jump compared to 2013 numbers. The Department...

After recording a whopping 127,000 dengue fever cases in 2013, the Philippines Department of Health (DOH) is reporting a dramatic decrease in cases of the mosquito borne virus so far in 2014. Based on...

Although dengue fever cases in the Philippines have dropped this year compared to 2014, the mosquito borne virus remains a big public health problem on the archipelago. As of July 19, 2014, the cumulative...

In a follow-up to a story on Sep. 3, a Filipina nurse who was reported to be Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) positive, has ultimately tested negative against the novel virus. On...

A Filipino nurse, who was working in Saudi Arabia, has tested positive for the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) upon return to the Philippines, Health Secretary Enrique T. Ona said...

The Philippines has experienced a large measles epidemic this year with staggering numbers. One report titled, “Reported measles cases and incidence rates by WHO Member States 2013, 2014 as of 04...

The region of the Eastern Visayas is a tale of two mosquito borne disease stories as health officials at the same time report an increase in dengue fever, while at the same time, report the region, the...