Health

Gov’t implements preventive measures after report of MERS-CoV infection

MANILA, PIA- President Benigno S Aquino III has directed Acting Health Secretary Janette Garin to carry out the necessary preventive measures after a nurse from Saudi Arabia tested positive for MERS-CoV and was admitted to the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) for treatment, the Palace has said. “Contact tracing is being done to locate fellow passengers of the patient who travelled from Saudi Arabia to Manila last week,” Communication Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr. said […]

New Ebola lab in Liberia speeds up diagnosis

The United Nations unveiled a new mobile laboratory in Liberia on Saturday (January 30) which it said will drastically cut down on waiting time when diagnosing whether or not patients have the Ebola virus – which will in turn speed up the treatment and containment of the deadly virus. The ordinary looking shipping container is in fact a high technology mobile laboratory, especially equipped to perform the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test, the most accurate […]

Mali, Ebola free

The Health Minister of Mali declared his country Ebola-free after 42 days of no new Ebola cases being recorded. The Ebola virus caused six deaths in said country.

New Ebola cases slump in all three worst-hit countries – WHO

(Reuters) – All three countries hit hardest by the Ebola epidemic have recorded their lowest weekly number of new cases for months, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday, as the global death toll reached 8,429 out of 21,296 cases reported so far. Sierra Leone and Guinea both saw the lowest weekly total of confirmed Ebola cases since August 2014. Liberia, which reported two days with zero new cases last week, had its lowest weekly […]

UN envoy describes ‘sense of self-confidence’ among those battling Ebola outbreak

The United Nations Special Envoy on Ebola today described a growing feeling of confidence among those responding to the outbreak in West Africa, but he warned that there is an absolute need to maintain focus, vigilance and discipline to ensure that the disease is wiped out. “In the last few weeks, we’ve seen a big shift, a sense of self-confidence a sense that it can be beaten,” David Nabarro said in an interview with the […]

Ebola cases drop

A noticeable decrease of Ebola cases was recorded in Africa, leading others to conclude that anti-Ebola efforts are now showing results.

National Cancer Consciousness Week

Known as the silent killer, cancer is one of the leading causes of death not only in the Philippines but in the whole world as well. But we can do something to fight and prevent this dreaded disease. Prevention and early detection are our best weapons against cancer. Spread the word! The third week of January is National Cancer Consciousness Week