(World Health Organization) — It’s like dengue, but more painful. It gives you high fever, severe headaches, and leaves you with severe joint pain, sometimes for years. It is chikungunya, a relatively new virus first detected in Africa in 1952, on the border of Mozambique and Tanzania. It spread to cities in Africa and Asia, and now there are cyclical outbreaks in nearly 40 countries. It arrived in the Americas in December 2013, and is […]
Health officials in California are warning of a whooping cough epidemic ANITA GORE, SPOKESPERSON, CA STATE HEALTH DEPARTMENT:“In the last 2 weeks, there have been more than 800 cases reported to us.” They’ve seen over 3,400 cases reported so far this year. ANITA GORE, SPOKESPERSON, CA STATE HEALTH DEPARTMENT: “That’s more than all of last year.” Sacramento County, for example, had only 74 cases last year. This year, there’s already been 177 cases reported. Health […]
All 30 of the hemodialysis unit of the National Kidney Transplant Institute has resumed full operation.
Saudi Arabia reported significantly more deaths from the MERS virus, the day after the kingdom’s Deputy Health Minister Ziad Memish was sacked without explanation. Clem Orjaliza reports
The Association of South East Asian Nations joins forces with the World Health Organization to fight against dengue.
The Food and Drug Administration have found out the source of the “chills” experienced by dialysis patients at the National Kidney and Transplant Institute, with findings pointing out that it is the result of the drugs used in the dialysis process.
Over a hundred cases of MERScov have gone unreported, with a Saudi press agency reporting significantly higher figures compared to the official report of the Saudi health ministry.
By Rommel B. David It was 11:30am. Passengers were rushing to and from the port area of Allen in Northern Samar in Eastern Visayas. We were among the people at the port entrance. The sweltering temperature coming from the sea doubled the scorching heat of the sun. The humid air dampened our skin while the rays of the sun blinded our eyes. The heat made it difficult to use the improvised ladder to disembark from […]
May is Hypertension Awareness Month and Cervical Cancer Consciousness Month May of every year has been declared Hypertension Awareness Month and Cervical Cancer Consciousness Month, by virtue of Proclamation No. 1761, s. 2009, and Proclamation No. 368, s. 2003, respectively. Through these proclamations, both government and non-government organizations are encouraged to make campaigns and activities that will increase public awareness of these two diseases. Hypertension is one of the major factors in the development of a stroke. The most […]
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration encourages overseas Filipino workers to take polio vaccines due to an outbreak in ten countries according to the World Health Organization. The POEA further added that recruitment agencies and foreign employers should shoulder the cost of the vaccination.
(Reuters) – Health experts say camels are the most likely animal source of infection for the disease, which the Saudi Health Ministry said on Sunday three more people had caught and four had died from. First reported two years ago in Saudi Arabia, MERS is a coronavirus like SARS, which originated in animals and killed around 800 people worldwide after first appearing in China in 2002. There is no vaccine or anti-viral treatment against it. […]
The World Health Organization says, the spread of polio around the world has become so serious it is now an international public health emergency. Marie Francisco reports from The Netherlands.