DOH at Bureau of Animal Industry, nagbabala sa mga pet owner vs. rabies

admin   •   March 5, 2013   •   4638

“Why wait to be punished when you could have their dogs vaccinated, do not worry that your dog will bite your neighbor worry that your dog will bite you.” — DOH Assistant Sec. Enrique Tayag (PHOTOVILLE International / Russel Julio)

“Why wait to be punished when you could have their dogs vaccinated, do not worry that your dog will bite your neighbor worry that your dog will bite you.” — DOH Assistant Sec. Enrique Tayag (PHOTOVILLE International / Russel Julio)

MANILA, Philippines – Nanawagan ang Department of Health (DOH) at Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) sa mga pet owner na iparehistro at pabakunahan kontra rabies ang kanilang mga alagang hayop.

Nagbabala rin ang dalawang ahensya na posibleng pagmultahin ng hanggang P2, 000 ang mga pet owner na hindi iparerehistro at pababakunahan ang kanilang mga alagang hayop.

Sakaling makakagat ang alagang aso na hindi napabakunahan, ang may ari nito ang sasagot sa halaga ng anti-rabies vaccine sa taong nakagat, gayundin ang pagpapabakuna ng anti-rabies sa aso.

“Why wait to be punished when you could have their dogs vaccinated, do not worry that your dog will bite your neighbor worry that your dog will bite you,” pahayag ni DOH Assistant Sec. Enrique Tayag.

Ayon naman kay BAI Asst. Sec. Davinio Catbagan, kung lahat  ng dog owners ay magiging responsable, posibleng sa taong 2020 ay tuluyan nang masusugpo ang rabies sa bansa.

“Alam natin kung saan nanggagaling ang rabies, it is easier for you to act on… So walang dahilan upang hindi maeradicate ang rabies by 2020.”(Mirasol Abogadil & Ruth Navales, UNTV News)

DOH explains COVID-19 recoveries are symptoms-based, not test-based

Aileen Cerrudo   •   July 31, 2020

All the mild and asymptomatic cases that had undergone quarantine for 14 days have been considered recovered after not exhibiting any symptoms of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), according to the Department of Health (DOH).

The DOH said this policy is the global standard where symptoms-based is used and not test-based in declaring a recovered COVID-19 patient.

Kapag asymptomatic po siya after 14 days without symptoms, they can already be tagged as recovered pwede na po siyang mag- trabaho (If he is asymptomatic after 14 days without symptoms, he can already be tagged as recovered and resume work), according to DOH Usec. Rosario Vergeire.

Still, Vergeire said that it is important that a recovered individual should have an assessment from a physician confirming his recovery.

The number of daily recoveries went up to over 38,000 on Thursday (July 30), with a total of 65,054 recovered cases. The daily number of cases, meanwhile, went over 3,000.

The DOH said the ‘mass recoveries’ and surge of cases is due to the ‘reconciliation efforts’ of the department to consolidate its data with the data of local government units (LGUs) through Oplan Recovery.

Oplan Recovery is the DOH’s initiative to monitor the status of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country. –AAC (with reports from Aiko Miguel)

DA-BAI assures no broilers affected by bird flu in Pampanga

Marje Pelayo   •   July 30, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Agriculture (DA) through the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) reported a confirmed case of bird flu or a highly-pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) strain, specifically A(H5N6), at a poultry layer or egg-producing farm in San Luis, Pampanga.

Upon confirming the report, the department immediately sent a composite team of veterinarians and animal health officers to the area to apply emergency control measures to contain the spread of the bird disease. 

The team also conducted disease surveillance around the infected farm.

“The team humanely culled a total of 38,701 head of layers and disposed off of them properly, employing the protocols under the Avian Influenza Protection Program of the Philippine Government,” DA-BAI Director Ronnie Domingo reported.

All personnel involved in the disease control measures were strictly monitored by the health office of San Luis, said Domingo.

Domingo has assured that there were no reports or detection of A(H5N6) among broilers, the primary source of poultry meat, in the area.

COVID-19 cases in Phl hit 80,000 mark

Maris Federez   •   July 27, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) on Sunday, July 26, reported that the number of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in the country has reached 80,448.

The health department added that “a total of 2,110 confirmed cases are reported based on the total tests done by 66 out of 90 current operational labs.”

The DOH also confirmed 382 recoveries, bringing the total number to 26,110.

The recorded COVID-19 death toll, meanwhile, has reached 1,932 with an additional 39 fatalities.

The department noted that 74 duplicates were removed from the total case count.

DOH Usec. Maria Rosario Vergeire has earlier said that although the country has recorded an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases, the case doubling time has slowed down.

“Ang nakikita po nating dahilan dito ay dahil sa continuously improving na case treatment and management protocols ng ating bansa sa pag-handle ng mga COVID-19 patients,” Vergeire said.

Meanwhile, Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said that the possibility of Metro Manila reverting to modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) will likely happen if the total number of COVID-19 cases reaches 85,000 in July as projected by the University of the Philippines (UP) OCTA Research.

He added, however, that this could be avoided if the public will not ignore the minimum health standards now that many has been allowed to go out. — /mbmf

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