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Soldier, 2 civilians diagnosed with leprosy in North Cotabato town

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Three persons, including a soldier, had been diagnosed with leprosy in Kabacan, North Cotabato, health officials there confirmed on Tuesday.

Posted: September 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Aquino leads launch of measles-polio mass immunization

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In a bid to stem measles outbreak in various parts of the country, President Benigno Aquino III on Monday led the launch of the Department of Health’s mass immunization campaign.

Posted: September 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Kids to receive measles, polio, rubella shots

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President Benigno Aquino III will lead on Monday the launch of a nationwide immunization campaign which seeks to prevent the outbreak of measles, rubella and polio among Filipino children.

Posted: August 31st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

DOH to launch drive vs measles, rubella

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The Department of Health (DOH) is urging parents across the country to bring their children aged 5 and below to health centers next month for a supplemental measles and rubella vaccination in a bid to prevent outbreaks of the disease.

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

3,000% spike in measles cases kills 44 people

THE SPREAD of measles is quicker and deadlier in confined and cramped areas, like the provincial jail of Cebu where sick inmates are isolated and given separate sleeping quarters. JUNJIE MENDOZA/CEBU DAILY NEWS

Measles (“tigdas”) has killed at least 44 people, mostly children, in Central Luzon and Central Mindanao regions in the first six months of the year, reports from the Department of Health (DOH) showed.

Posted: August 11th, 2014 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

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