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‘It’s more fun on Caballo Island’


Filipino peacekeepers from Ebola-ravaged Liberia kept for a three-week quarantine on Caballo Island will never run out of things to do throughout their stay there.

Posted: November 19th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Which vaccine is better?

Enrique Ona: Still health secretary. INQUIRER file photo

MANILA, Philippines–Which antipneumonia shot is really better?   An economic analysis of the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine 10 (PCV 10) and its more pricey version, the PCV 13, has shown that the latter helped avert an estimated 63,000 more cases of pneumococcal diseases than the former in 2012.   The PCV 13 also prevented 495 more […]

Posted: November 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘It was DOH chief’s idea to visit troops in Caballo’

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Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang, the Armed Forces of the Philippines chief of staff, offered to be quarantined with 132 Filipino peacekeepers who came from Ebola virus-stricken Liberia if only to allay fears that he had unwittingly exposed himself to possible contamination by visiting them on Sunday.

Posted: November 19th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Ebola-infected doctor ‘extremely critical’ in US

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A doctor receiving care in United States after falling ill with Ebola in his native Sierra Leone remains in “extremely critical” condition, the hospital treating him said Sunday.

Posted: November 17th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Bird flu outbreak reported on British duck farm

Vehicles are parked in front of the poultry farm in the village of Hekendorp, where a a strain of bird flu that can jump the species barrier to humans was identified, on November 16, 2014. Dutch authorities banned the transport of poultry throughout the Netherlands after finding the strain. AFP PHOTO

Britain on Sunday reported an outbreak of bird flu at a duck breeding farm in northern England but said that the risk to public health was “very low.”

Posted: November 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »