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43 out of 414 Etihad passengers yet to be found, tested for MERS-CoV – Palace

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Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A week after Etihad Airways flight EY 0424 landed in the Philippines, the government has tracked down more than 80 percent of its passengers, with only 43 persons yet to be tested for the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Corona Virus (MERS-CoV).

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DOH releases names of Etihad passengers yet to be tested for MERS-CoV

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Saudi medical staff leave the emergency department at a hospital in the center of the Saudi capital Riyadh on April 8, 2014. The health ministry reported four more MERS cases in Jeddah, two of them among health workers, prompting authorities to close the emergency department at the city's King Fahd Hospital.      AFP PHOTO/FAYEZ NURELDINE

After nearly a week after an overseas Filipino worker landed at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Corona Virus, the Department of Health has released the names of those passengers yet to be tested.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

MERS-CoV scare: Search for 174 passengers intensified

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Passengers walk past a thermal scanner at the medical quarantine area at the arrival section of Manila’s International Airport in Paranaque. AP FILE PHOTO

Health authorities have opened a Facebook account, bought newspaper ad space for the names of 174 out of the 415 passengers of a flight from the Middle East who had yet to submit themselves as of Monday to nose-and-throat swab test for a deadly virus and enlisted the help of the police in tracing them.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Get medical checkup, 174 passengers told

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Go to the nearest government hospital and get tested for your and your family’s sake if you were on the plane with a male Filipino nurse who initially tested positive for the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (MERS-CoV).

Posted: April 22nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

5 OFWs from Negros quarantined for MERS-CoV tests

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Five Negrense overseas workers have been quarantined for possible Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (MERS-CoV) infection but two so far have been found negative for the disease, Dr. Ernell Tumimbang, Negros Occidental provincial health officer, said on Monday.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

PNP may use ‘reasonable force’ against Etihad passengers refusing medical test

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Passengers walk past a thermal scanner at the medical quarantine area at the arrival section of Manila's International Airport in Paranaque, south of Manila, Philippines on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. AP FILE PHOTO

If one of the passengers of Etihad Airlines flight EY0424 refuses to be examined for possible infection of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (MERS-CoV), the police could use “reasonable force.”

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Positive in UAE, returning Filipino nurse tests negative

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Department of Health Secretary Enrique Ona. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

New tests conducted by the Department of Health (DOH) yielded negative for the male Filipino nurse who returned from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (MERS-CoV).

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Avoid whipping, nailing to cross, advises DOH

Health Secretary Enrique Ona. FILE PHOTO

The Department of Health (DOH) on Tuesday urged penitents to practice other forms of atonement other than whipping themselves bloody and nailing themselves to crosses as part of their Lenten rituals and sacrifice, saying these practices may cause serious health problems.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

HIV cases rose 43% to 486 in February; 16 AIDS deaths reported — DOH

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Four hundred eighty-six new cases of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which could lead to the fatal Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), were reported in February, a 43-percent increase from figures seen in the same period in 2013, the Department of Health said.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Tips to avoid heat stroke: Light colored clothes, cold water

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Wear light-colored clothes. Drink lots of cold water and stay out of the sun.

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bill filed vs privatization of public hospitals

Health Secretary Enrique Ona. AFP File Photo

Alarmed by the planned privatization of major public hospitals in Metro Manila, two Mindanao solons filed a bill preventing the Department of Health (DOH) to privatize or sell government hospitals.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DOH launches anti-mosquito drive in Metro

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The Department of Health (DOH) has started a massive mosquito elimination campaign, targeting construction areas, diggings, stagnant canals and waterways all over the metropolis following the sudden increase in mosquitos in some parts of Metro Manila.

Posted: March 28th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

DOH launches sanitation drive to stop surge of mosquitoes in Metro

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The Department of Health (DOH) has started a massive mosquito elimination campaign, targeting construction areas, diggings, stagnant canals and waterways all over the metropolis following the sudden increase in mosquitos in some parts of Metro Manila.

Posted: March 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

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