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Japan sees 1st local dengue case in over 60 years

This undated photo released by National Institute of Infectious Diseases via Kyodo News, shows a tiger mosquito. Japanese health authorities have reported the first locally transmitted case of dengue fever in the country in more than 60 years. The ministry said Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014 the case occurred in Saitama, a prefecture adjacent to Tokyo. Local media reports said the patient was a teen-aged girl who has since recovered. (AP Photo/National Institute of Infectious Diseases via Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT

Japanese health authorities have reported the first locally transmitted case of dengue fever in the country in more than 60 years.

Posted: August 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Japan ready to offer flu drug for Ebola treatment

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Japan said Monday it is ready to provide a Japanese-developed anti-influenza drug as a possible treatment for the rapidly expanding Ebola outbreak.

Posted: August 27th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Health workers checking ‘meningo’ case in Danao

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Health officials are doing a case follow-up in Danao City, 49.9 kilometers from here, after a man with meningococcemia died there last week.

Posted: August 27th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Fears and rumors of Ebola stalk Freetown-Paris flight

A truck with a mobile lab, right, to be used on Ebola related matters given by the Russian's is offloaded at the airport in Conakry, Guinea, Friday, Aug.  22, 2014.  Over 2,000 people have been sickened in this outbreak — more than the caseloads of all the previous two-dozen Ebola outbreaks combined, according to the World Health Organization. AP

Chinese people fleeing Ebola, angry Africans, understaffed flight crew, rumors and fears: the Air France flight from Freetown to Paris seemed to encapsulate the global panic in the face of the Ebola outbreak.

Posted: August 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

PGH asks court for 2 more weeks to conduct Enrile check-up

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Detained senator Juan Ponce Enrile arrives at the Philippine General Hospital for a medical check-up. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/RAFFY LERMA

The Philippine General Hospital (PGH) asked the Sandiganbayan for two more weeks to conduct a check-up that will determine whether Senator Juan Ponce Enrile was fit enough to be detained in a normal jail.

Posted: August 22nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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