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2 cases of deadly Ebola virus confirmed in Liberia

In this Saturday, Sept. 29, 2007, file photo, A 43 year old Congolese patient, center, who has been confirmed to have Ebola hemorrhagic fever, following laboratory tests, is comforted by Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders) nurse Isabel Grovas, left, and Doctor Hilde Declerck, right, in Kampungu, Kasai Occidental province, Congo. An outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus is believed to have killed at least 59 people in Guinea and may already have spread to neighboring Liberia, health officials said Monday, March 25, 2014. AP

Liberia’s health minister says two patients have tested positive for the deadly Ebola virus, which is already believed to have killed at least 70 people in neighboring Guinea.

Posted: March 31st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Canada has possible Ebola case–health officials

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A man returning to Canada from Liberia is seriously ill in hospital after experiencing symptoms consistent with the Ebola virus that has killed dozens in Guinea, health officials have said.

Posted: March 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Mosquito population explosion not of the nasty kind, says DOH

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Aedes aegypti mosquito, carrier of the dengue virus

The Department of Health allayed fears Friday about a possible surge in mosquito-borne diseases, saying the noticeable explosion of the mosquito population involved the less nasty ones.

Posted: March 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Large mosquitos in Manila not dengue-carriers – health exec

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The large mosquitoes swarming some areas in Metro Manila do not carry the deadly dengue disease, a Department of Health (DOH) official said on Friday.

Posted: March 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Unidentified illness kills 23 in Guinea

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A mysterious illness has killed at least 23 people in southern Guinea in six weeks, but the disease has yet to be positively identified, the health ministry announced Thursday.

Posted: March 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

ABS-CBN anchor on flesh-eating disease report: No intention to sow fear

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ABS-CBN late-night news program “Bandila” broke its silence on Tuesday after its report on a supposed flesh-eating disease in Pangasinan turned out to be a hoax.

Posted: February 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DOH chief: Don’t panic over ‘flesh-eating disease’

Health Secretary Enrique Ona. FILE PHOTO

Health Secretary Enrique Ona urged the public not to panic over a supposed “flesh-eating” skin disease in Pangasinan.

Posted: February 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

‘Mysterious flesh-eating disease’ in Pangasinan a hoax–health exec

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The so-called “mysterious disease” in Pangasinan that is eating the flesh of its victims is no mystery at all, the provincial health officer said on Tuesday.

Posted: February 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

More clerics to visit Arroyo

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Former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. AP FILE PHOTO

More Catholic church leaders are scheduled to visit former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to pray for her good health, for “truth and justice” for her legal cases, and for the well-being of survivors of recent calamities.

Posted: January 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Vietnam reports first bird flu death in nine months

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Vietnam has recorded its first death from bird flu in nine months, according to the country’s Health Ministry, amid growing regional concerns over a potential resurgence of the deadly virus.

Posted: January 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

60 die in Zamboanga City shelters

GOVERNMENT officials inspect a village in Zamboanga City ravaged by fighting between terrorists and government soldiers in September last year. JULIE S. ALIPALA/INQUIRER MINDANAO

At least 60 survivors of the terror attack by followers of Moro leader Nur Misuari on this city did not survive diseases in evacuation centers that housed villagers displaced by weeks of fighting between the terrorists and government forces.

Posted: January 10th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Death, hunger, illness for Zamboanga evacuees

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More than 60 people, many of them children and the elderly, have succumbed to various illnesses in evacuation camps and relocation sites for people displaced by fighting between government security forces and guerrillas of the Moro National Liberation Front here last September, the city’s health officer said Thursday.

Posted: January 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Ona warns of diseases from heaps of garbage

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MEMBERS of a team from the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority walk near the corpses lined on the streets of Tacloban City amid debris. Health authorities warned of diseases from the heaps of garbage still uncollected in parts of the city. ROBERT IANNE GONZAGA/INQUIRER CENTRAL LUZON

A top health official has warned of diseases arising from heaps of garbage that remain uncollected in some areas in the city, which suffered the brunt of Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” the world’s strongest storm in recorded history.

Posted: January 4th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

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