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Ethical experts urge ‘fair’ sharing of Ebola test drugs

Director General of the World Health Organization, WHO, China's Margaret Chan informs to the media after an emergency meeting on Ebola during a press conference at the headquarters of the WHO in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Keystone, Salvatore Di Nolfi)

The limited doses of Ebola trial drugs must not be reserved for the well-off or well-connected, two medical ethics experts said on Thursday as two American doctors treated with an experimental serum were pronounced cured.

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

Nigerian woman suspected of Ebola dies in UAE

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A Nigerian woman who arrived on a flight to the United Arab Emirates capital of Abu Dhabi and later died in the city may have been infected with the Ebola virus, said health officials.

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

WHO: Ebola outbreak is a public health emergency

A banner encouraging people suffering from Ebola to go immediately to a health center for treatment is seen on a sidewalk in the city of Freetown, Sierra Leone, Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. AP

The World Health Organization on Friday declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa to be an international public health emergency that requires an extraordinary response to stop its spread.

Posted: August 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

DOH gives tips on how Filipinos can avoid Ebola virus


Wash your hands regularly. Cover your mouth with a handkerchief when coughing. Avoid being overworked and get enough rest and sleep.

Posted: August 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Cholera, lack of water a deadly mix

Digital illustration of cholera bacteria. FILE PHOTO

It is cholera. Health officials of North Cotabato province confirmed that the mainly water-borne disease was the cause of death of eight people and the illness of hundreds of others in Alamada town, home to one of the province’s tourist destinations, Asik-Asik waterfalls.

Posted: May 18th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »