By Nestor Corrales
vThe Department of Health (DOH) on Wednesday warned residents in Tacloban City not to drink tap water in the area, saying the water system has been contaminated following the devastation wrought by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan).
By Jamie Elona
The Department of Health said it has enough personnel to monitor travellers entering the country to prevent the spread of H7N9 bird flu strain in the Philippines.
Cholera has killed nine people and infected 100 others this month in Namu village in Nigeria’s central Plateau state, a senior health official said Wednesday.
A top UN official said the global AIDS epidemic could be over by 2030 because of progress made in treatment and control of the disease.
By Jhunnex Napallacan
At least 24 people, 10 of them children, had fallen ill after eating macaroni served during a birthday celebration in Argao town, some 66.9 kilometers south of Cebu City.
Eduardo Tejam recently underwent a kidney transplant, with his wife’s young nephew as the organ donor.
Eleven-year-old Carl Austin Maso was diagnosed with leukemia in 2006. He underwent chemotherapy at the Hema Unit of Fe del Mundo Medical Center Inc. and attained remission but had several central nervous system relapses.
A Chinese woman infected with the deadly H7N9 bird flu virus died of multiple organ failure, a Beijing hospital said, bringing the total fatalities from the disease to 45.
Local officials on Thursday declared a state of calamity in this town after the number of suspected chikungunya cases surged to more than 200, affecting at least four neighboring villages.
By Norman Bordadora
Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago will miss the opening of the 16th Congress on Monday because of her chronic fatigue syndrome—a debilitating condition that she says has kept her most of the time at home for almost six months.
By Gabriel Cardinoza
Students and marine experts on Wednesday released thousands of “mosquito fish” into drainage canals and sewers here to help check the spread of dengue fever in the city.
Dengue fever has surged in the Visayas, infecting more than 1,800 people and killing at least 10, a provincial official said Saturday.
Health authorities and local officials in Antique and Kidapawan City in North Cotabato have warned of and stepped up efforts to stop the spread of the chikungunya disease.