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DOH records 44,000 dengue cases, 167 deaths this year

Posted on Monday, 25 March 2019 12:08 PM | No Comments
QUEZON CITY, Philippines —The Department of Health (DOH)-Epidemiology Bureau has recorded 44,566 dengue cases from January 1 to March 9 this year, with 167 deaths. This is almost half a...

DOH limits per patient’s watcher in hospitals hit by water shortage

Posted on Friday, 15 March 2019 06:55 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) is looking to strictly implement a ‘one watcher, one patient’ policy in hospitals hit by the Manila Water supply shortage. During a...

DOH: even a little water can serve as breeding ground for mosquitoes

Posted on Friday, 15 March 2019 04:34 PM | No Comments
The Department of Health (DOH) has raised concerns during the ongoing water shortage in Metro Manila and nearby areas especially with the increasing dengue cases in the country. The recent...

DOH lists diseases that contaminated water brings

Posted on Tuesday, 12 March 2019 08:23 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – Tainted water or anything that has been contaminated with bacteria and other harmful organisms must not be consumed by humans due to risks of contracting diseases, according...

Batanes: only measles-free province in Phl -DOH

Posted on Monday, 11 March 2019 01:32 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – Batanes is the only province in the Philippines that is still free from measles, according to the Department of Health (DOH). DOH Undersecretary Eric Domingo cited the...

Dengue cases hit 36,000; death toll reaches 140

Posted on Saturday, 9 March 2019 04:46 PM | No Comments
The Department of Health (DOH) reported an increase in the number of dengue cases in the country which has reached 36,664 from January 1 to February 23, with 140 deaths....

Rabies vaccine in short supply—DOH

Posted on Thursday, 7 March 2019 07:41 PM | No Comments
“Kinuskos ko ng bawang [ang sugat] (I just rubbed garlic on her wound),” Rose Ann Condeno said while cradling her daughter in her arms. Her daughter was recently clawed by...

DOH lauds increase in immunization response; measles death hits 70

Posted on Monday, 11 February 2019 05:24 PM | No Comments
Measles cases has hit more than 4,000 in the first week of February, according to DOH.

Parents urged to avail free vaccination for children vs. Japanese encephalitis

Posted on Tuesday, 5 February 2019 12:54 PM | No Comments
PAMPANGA, Philippines – Architect Neil Licayan lost his daughter to Japanese encephalitis (JE). Neil remembered Jessica, then 15 years old, as a sporty, young athlete before her health started to...

DOH warns of fatal effects of flu

Posted on Thursday, 31 January 2019 05:42 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – Influenza or flu is common nowadays as the northeast monsoon or amihan prolongs drop in temperature in the country. Flu differs from common cough and cold since...