By Carla Gomez
Five Negrense overseas workers have been quarantined for possible Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (MERS-CoV) infection but two so far have been found negative for the disease, Dr. Ernell Tumimbang, Negros Occidental provincial health officer, said on Monday.
At least nine have been sent to a Batangas hospital as they were among the passengers of Etihad flight EY0424, which carried the Filipino nurse who earlier was tested positive for the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona virus (MERS-CoV), Radyo Inquirer 990AM reported Monday.
Liberia’s health minister says two patients have tested positive for the deadly Ebola virus, which is already believed to have killed at least 70 people in neighboring Guinea.
Samples from victims of a viral hemorrhagic fever that has killed more than 50 people in Guinea have tested positive for the Ebola virus, government officials said Sunday, marking the first time an outbreak among humans has been detected in this West African nation.
India is scrambling to protect its beleaguered wild tigers after several big cats tested positive for a virus common among dogs but deadly to other carnivores.
The Department of Health (DOH) is looking into the measles outbreak in many parts of the country to determine if it was caused by a strain from abroad.
By Leila B. Salaverria
Three lawmakers on Monday underwent human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing to encourage more people to do the same and help prevent the spread of the dreaded virus.
Saudi Arabia’s Health Ministry says two more people have died from an SARS-like virus, raising the total number of fatalities in the center of the outbreak to 44.
Researchers on Friday pointed to the Arabian camel as a possible host of the deadly human MERS virus plaguing the Middle East.
Health authorities and local officials in Antique and Kidapawan City in North Cotabato have warned of and stepped up efforts to stop the spread of the chikungunya disease.
An elderly Saudi man has died from the MERS virus, bringing the kingdom’s death toll from the SARS-like infection to 33, the health ministry said.
AL-HUFUF – People in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province have again started greeting friends with the traditional kiss on the cheek, and face masks in public are becoming rarer, as panic subsides over the outbreak of a deadly respiratory disease that hit the country last year.
No new human cases of the H7N9 virus have been recorded in China for a week, national health authorities said, for the first time since the outbreak began in March.