Posts Tagged polio

Children without anti-measles vaccines more susceptible to other diseases

Maris Federez   •   November 12, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health is looking into the recently released Harvard Medical School study on the possibility that children who are not inoculated with anti-measles vaccines may...

Indonesia requires travelers from PH to secure int’l certification vs. polio

Marje Pelayo   •   October 29, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Embassy in Jakarta on Monday (October 28) issued an advisory regarding the Indonesian government’s newly imposed measures for travelers coming from the Philippines following the...

DOH confirms third polio case in Philippines

Robie de Guzman   •   October 28, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) on Monday confirmed the third polio case in the country. According to DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III, the third case is a...

WHO declares eradication of second strain of wild poliovirus strain

Robie de Guzman   •   October 25, 2019

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared that wild poliovirus type 3 (WPV3) has been eradicated worldwide, hailing the development as a “historic achievement for humanity.” The WHO made the...

DOH probing emerging cases of diphtheria, other infectious diseases in PH

Robie de Guzman   •   September 25, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Apart from polio, cases of other infectious diseases such as diphtheria have also emerged in some parts of the country, the Department of Health (DOH) said. In...

Gov’t of Australia warns its citizens against polio outbreak in PH

Marje Pelayo   •   September 25, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Australian government on Tuesday (September 24) issued a travel advisory to its citizens warning them against the health risks of polio virus. Australians are also advised...

DENR to check rivers for coliform content amid polio outbreak

Marje Pelayo   •   September 25, 2019

MANILA Philippines – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) will conduct testing of water samples from all rivers across the country amid the ongoing outbreak of poliovirus. The...

DOH monitors another child from Laguna for possible polio

Marje Pelayo   •   September 25, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – A six-year-old boy from Barangay Parian in Calamba, Laguna is now being monitored after showing symptoms of polio. According to the Department of Health (DOH) Region 4A...

Child with polio from Laguna to be brought to Metro Manila – DOH

Robie de Guzman   •   September 23, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – A five-year old boy from Laguna, who was earlier confirmed as the country’s second case of polio, is set to be transferred to Metro Manila, the Department...

Davao River tested positive for poliovirus, swim ban ordered

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 23, 2019

The Davao City Health Office has prohibited the public from swimming in Davao River after it tested positive of poliovirus. Davao City Health Office Chief Josephine Villafuerte said they took...

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