Posts Tagged poliovirus

Confirmed polio cases in PH climb to 16 – DOH

Robie de Guzman   •   January 16, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) on Thursday said it recorded four more confirmed cases of polio, bringing to 16 the total number of cases since the outbreak...

Poliovirus detected in 26 of 142 tested environmental samples – DOH

Robie de Guzman   •   November 27, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) on Wednesday confirmed that 26 of the 142 environmental samples sent to the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine and the Japan National...

Phl records 3 more polio cases

Robie de Guzman   •   November 20, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) on Wednesday confirmed that it has recorded three more cases of polio in the country. The DOH said the three new cases...

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...

Day 1 of door-to-door polio vaccination in Manila yields 35,000 vaccinees

Maris Federez   •   October 16, 2019

More than 35,000 children in Manila benefitted from the door-to-door vaccination against poliovirus conducted by the Manila Health Department (MHD) on Tuesday (October 15). This is out of the 95,000...

DOH advises travelers to receive polio vaccine before leaving, entering PHL

Robie de Guzman   •   October 11, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) is urging all travelers to get immunized against polio before leaving and entering the Philippines, following a declaration of an outbreak of...

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...

Environmental samples in Manila, Davao tested positive for poliovirus

Maris Federez   •   September 23, 2019

The Department of Health on Monday (September 23) confirmed that the environmental samples from the sewage system of Manila and Davao City have tested positive for the poliovirus. This is...

DOH confirms second polio case in Philippines

Robie de Guzman   •   September 20, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) on Friday confirmed a second case of polio a day after it announced the re-emergence of the disease in the country after...

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