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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 »

Lab tests confirm cholera outbreak in North Cotabato town

Digital illustration of cholera bacteria. FILE PHOTO

Laboratory tests have confirmed that cholera caused the deaths of eight people and sent hundreds to the hospital in Alamada town in North Cotabato.

Posted: May 17th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

North Cotabato gov’t rations water after diarrhea outbreak


The North Cotabato provincial government has implemented water rationing to 13 sitios (sub-villages) following the diarrhea outbreak that left eight people dead and more than 230 others hospitalized in four villages in Alamada, North Cotabato.

Posted: May 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | 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 »

Pink eye outbreak shuts schools in American Samoa

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Officials in American Samoa on Friday ordered all public schools in the U.S. island territory closed after nearly 2,300 students and more than 100 teachers contracted pink eye.

Posted: April 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »