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Free TB testing, treatment for QC students


Around 23,000 children in Quezon City between the ages of three and four will be tested for tuberculosis under a worldwide program aimed at eradicating the disease by 2015.

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

TB strikes jailhouse holding Ampatuans

Some of the people attending Wednesday’s hearing on the 2009 Maguindanao Massacre at the Quezon City Jail Annex in Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City, had to wear face masks following reports that several inmates had contracted tuberculosis.

Posted: May 29th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Docs see good news in increase in cases of TB

The number of people afflicted with tuberculosis (TB) in Northern Mindanao is increasing, according to the Department of Health (DOH). This, however, meant an improvement in the monitoring of health officials, according to a regional DOH executive.

Posted: March 22nd, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

US regulators approve new tuberculosis drug


US health regulators said Monday they had licensed a new treatment for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis — the first such federal approval aimed at tackling the deadly disease in 40 years.

Posted: January 1st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

ARMM health execs report sharp decline in TB cases

Health officials in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao announced a drastic reduction in the number of cases of tuberculosis (TB) in the region, saying it came about even amid security threats to the region’s health workers.

Posted: October 27th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »