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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 »

Nearly 4,000 cases of measles reported in first two months of 2014—DOH

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Health Secretary Enrique Ona. AFP File Photo

Almost 4,000 measles cases have been reported during the first two months of the year, the Department of Health (DOH) said on Wednesday.

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

Measles now under control, says DOH

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Children inflicted with measles queue up at the San Lazaro Hospital in Manila. The Department of Health declared Measles Outbreak with the increasing number of measles patients. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The measles problem in the country has already stabilized, according to the Department of Health (DOH).

Posted: January 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

PhilHealth says measles covered by hospitalization benefits

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The Philippine Health Insurance announced Tuesday that patients hospitalized due to measles may avail themselves of PhilHealth benefits.

Posted: January 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DepEd orders measles watch

Education Secretary Armin Luistro: Tweaking the adopt-a-school program. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Department of Education (DepEd) has issued guidelines for its antimeasles campaign in response to what it described as the “alarming increase” in the number of individuals contracting the highly contagious respiratory disease.

Posted: January 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bicol measles cases rise; 35 C. Luzon areas watched

Government doctors in the Bicol region have reported a surge in measles cases, following the treatment of 14 patients who showed symptoms of the disease in the first week of January.

Posted: January 12th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

DOH, LGUs intensify anti-measles campaign

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Children inflicted with measles queue up at the San Lazaro Hospital in Manila. The Department of Health declared Measles Outbreak with the increasing number of measles patients. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Department of Health (DOH) has been actively coordinating with local government units to prevent the spread of measles in the country, Malacañang said Saturday.

Posted: January 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

No new measles strain in PH, says DOH

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Children inflicted with measles queue up at the San Lazaro Hospital in Manila. The Department of Health declared Measles Outbreak with the increasing number of measles patients. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The high incidence of measles in several parts of the country is not caused by a new strain of the disease, the Department of Health said Friday.

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

‘Yolanda’ evacuees may have brought measles to Metro–DOH

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Health Assistant Secretary Eric Tayag: Measles

Migrants from typhoon-ravaged areas and children who were not vaccinated by their parents could be two of the causes of the measles upsurge in Metro Manila.

Posted: January 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Measles up, but execs say no epidemic seen coming

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan—Barely a week into the new year, the Pangasinan Provincial Hospital (PPH) in San Carlos City has already treated 14 measles-afflicted patients from different towns in the province.   But Policarpio Manuel, PPH director, described the situation as “not yet alarming,” saying that patients did not come from a single place, which would have [...]

Posted: January 8th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

DOH slammed for ‘disappointing response’ to measles outbreak

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Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A lawmaker lashed out at the Department of Health Wednesday for its alleged “very disappointing response” to the measles cases in Metro Manila.

Posted: January 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DOH: Kids can get ‘tigdas’ in Quiapo rites

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“SUFFER THE LITTLE CHILDREN”  A replica of the Black Nazarene on its way to Rizal Park with some young companions on Tuesday seems to give flesh to Christ’s famous message about kids and their endearing innocence. NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

Spread the devotion, not the disease. Citing the measles outbreak in the metropolis, the Department of Health (DOH) on Tuesday appealed to the millions of Black Nazarene devotees converging in Manila on Thursday not to bring children to the annual feast or just stay home if they themselves feel sick.

Posted: January 8th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

‘Measles outbreak far from over’

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Health Secretary Enrique Ona. FILE PHOTO

The measles outbreak in several districts in Metro Manila is far from over, health officials said on Monday, adding that the number of cases could increase further because the disease is “highly contagious.”

Posted: January 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

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