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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 »

Sarangani town hit by sharp rise in measles cases

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Children inflicted with measles queue up at the San Lazaro Hospital in Manila. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The municipal health office in Alabel town, Sarangani, has launched a house-to-house visitation in nine barangay (villages) affected by the sharp rise of measles cases.

Posted: July 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

DOH reports high incidence of measles in ARMM

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Children inflicted with measles queue up at the San Lazaro Hospital in Manila. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The regional Department of Health has reported a marked increase in the incidence of measles among children in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, with about a dozen fatalities in a span of five months.

Posted: June 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | 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 »

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