Posts Tagged poliovirus

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...

WHO, UNICEF express concern over polio outbreak in PHL, call for urgent action

Robie de Guzman   •   September 19, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Thursday expressed concern over the re-emergence of poliovirus in the Philippines 19 years after...

Public urged to join DOH vaccination program as polio re-emerges in PHL

Robie de Guzman   •   September 19, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Francisco Duque III on Thursday called on the public to join in the government’s synchronized vaccination program on polio following confirmation of...

Pakistan gives polio vaccine to all children

admin   •   September 27, 2018

  The Pakistani government began Monday to give polio vaccines to over 38 million children across the country who are under five years old. The vaccination plan will be finished...

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