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MERS virus: 4 Etihad passengers isolated in North Cotabato

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Health officials in North Cotabato are closely monitoring a foreigner and three overseas Filipino workers who recently returned home on board an Etihad Airways on which a nurse who had tested positive for the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) was also a passenger.

Posted: April 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

OWWA joins search for Etihad passengers

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The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) has joined the search for 260-plus passengers of Etihad Airways Flight No. EYO 424 who are being tracked down by the government to undergo testing for the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus, or MERS-CoV.

Posted: April 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Gov’t assures public on MERS-CoV: Don’t panic

Department of Health Secretary Enrique Ona, shows how the thermal scanner of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) terminal 3 works by detecting high temperature from a passenger on Wednesday. GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE/PHILIPPINE DAILY INQUIRER

Do not panic and be taken in by rumors about the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus, or 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 »

Saudi Arabia reports 3 more deaths from MERS virus

In this Dec. 25, 2010 file photo, a festival official touches the lip of a young expensive Majahim, dark-skinned  camel during the final day of Mazayin Dhafra Camel Festival. Scientists say the mysterious MERS virus has been infecting camels in Saudi Arabia for at least two decades and that previous human cases have probably been missed. Since the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus was first identified in 2012, doctors have struggled to explain how most patients have fallen sick. MERS can cause symptoms including fever, breathing problems and kidney failure.  AP

Saudi Arabia’s health ministry says three more patients who contracted a potentially fatal Middle East virus related to SARS have died amid a recent increase in infections.

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

Palace renews appeal to plane passengers to test for MERS—CoV

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Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Malacañang’s appeal to all passengers of Etihad Airways flight EY 0424 last April 15 to undergo medical tests grew louder on Sunday.

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

CBCP vows to uphold sacredness of life

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Archbishop Socrates Villegas. FILE PHOTO

As the country celebrates Easter Sunday, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines is exhorting Filipinos to renew their faith in the doctrine of the resurrection of the body and to be good stewards of health.

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

Vietnam battles fatal measles outbreak

This picture taken on April 17, 2014 shows a young boy suffering from measles being held by his grandmother at a state-run hospital in Hanoi. Vietnam is battling a deadly outbreak of measles, which has killed more than 100 people -- mostly young children -- and infected thounsands more this year, according to official figures released on April 18, 2014. AFP PHOTO

Vietnam is scrambling to contain a deadly outbreak of measles that has killed more than 100 people, mostly young children, and infected thousands more this year, the government said Friday.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

OFW brings MERS virus to Philippines

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Department of Health Secretary Enrique Ona. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Health Secretary Enrique Ona on Wednesday said an overseas Filipino worker who recently arrived in Manila was tested positive for the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (MERS-CoV).

Posted: April 16th, 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 »

Drilon: I love bicycles; let’s build bike lanes

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To help alleviate the country’s air pollution woes, Senate President Franklin Drilon on Tuesday called on local government units (LGUs) and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to move towards making major roads and thoroughfares conducive to bikers and other pedestrians.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Home remedies won’t work vs rabies, says doc

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A doctor who oversees Valenzuela City’s Animal Bite Center has warned residents against using traditional or old-fashioned remedies as city officials noted that two people have died of rabies since the start of the year.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

IN THE KNOW

“Palapa,” a dish common in Lanao del Sur province and which will not be complete without “sakurab”. KARLOS MANLUPIG

“Sakurab” is an herb with long, hollow green leaves. Unlike ordinary onions, the sakurab has a smaller bulb and a less pungent smell.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

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