Poultry supply remains stable – DA

Despite the spread of the Newcastle disease, the Department of Agriculture assured the public that the poultry supply remains stable. (Eagle News Service Described by Jay Paul Carlos, Video Editing by Dexter Magno, Uploaded by MRFaith Bonalos)

DOH adds more testing kits for Zika virus

The Department of Health will start the screening of those who are suspected of having the Zika virus, with Health Secretary Janet Garin saying the DOH will conduct said testing in six hospitals all over the Philippines. Garin added that they have disseminated over 1, 000 testing kits for the said virus. (Eagle News Service Described by Jay Paul Carlos, Video Editing by Dexter Magno, Uploaded by MRFaith Bonalos)

Expert urges Europe to be vigilant against Zika virus outbreak

  (Courtesy CCTV) — A Portugal tropical disease expert urged Europe to be vigilant against possible Zika virus outbreak. Vitor Laerte, an expert at the Portuguese Institute of Hygiene and Tropical Diseases, said that “Based on previous cases that we’ve recorded here in Europe of other viruses like Chikungunya, we have had cases in Italy, south of France, south of Spain, so [in] these areas, there is a species of mosquito, albopictus, that adapts itself […]

WHO declares Zika virus as global health emergency

The World Health Organization gave the Zika virus an international public health emergency due to the thousands of birth defects recorded in Brazil. According to reports, the Zika virus has spread over 24 countries in South America. (Eagle News Service Described by Jay Paul Carlos, Video Editing by Jericho Morales, Uploaded by MRFaith Bonalos)

WHO declares Zika virus global public health emergency

  (Reuters) — The World Health Organization has declared the mosquito-borne Zika virus to be an international public health emergency due to its link to thousands of suspected cases of birth defects in Brazil. WHO Director-General Margaret Chan told reporters on Monday (February 1) coordinated international action was needed to improve detection and speed work on a vaccine and better diagnostics for the disease, although curbs on travel or trade were not necessary. The emergency […]

DENR to motorists: Vehicle maintenance a must

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources – Environmental Management Bureau 6 (DENR-EMB 6) has called on owners, operators and drivers to properly maintain their vehicles to keep roads in Metro Iloilo and other parts of Western Visayas free from air pollution. Lawyer Jonathan Bulos, Director of DENR-EMB 6 and Chairman of the Metro Iloilo Airshed, said it is an obligation of motorists and owners to maintain their vehicles. “They will be not allowed on […]

WHO to assess public health emergency posed by Zika virus

  (Eagle News) – A committee from the World Health Organization (WHO) will convene today, Monday, February 1, to assess the Zika virus outbreak and to ascertain if it is already a public health emergency of international concern. No less than WHO Director-General, Margaret Chan, will convene an International Health Regulations Emergency Committee on Zika virus and observed increase in neurological disorders and neonatal malformations. The Committee will meet on Monday 1 February in Geneva […]

Potential vaccines for Zika virus will be tested at the end of 2016

There are two potential vaccines for the Zika virus but said vaccines will be tested at the end of 2016. The US National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Disease is now meeting with pharmaceutical companies for potential partners. At press time, there is no recorded Zika virus case in the United States. (Eagle News Service Described by Jay Paul Carlos, Video Editing by Dexter Magno, Uploaded by MRFaith Bonalos)

Barbie gets curvy in real-world body makeover

REUTERS — Barbie, the world’s most famous doll, has a new body. In fact, she has three new bodies – petite, tall and curvy. Some 57 years after the impossibly busty and narrow-waisted blue-eyed Barbie doll was first introduced, California-based toy maker Mattel on Thursday (January 28) released the new models, which it says better reflect a changing world. Parents and feminists have long criticized Barbie’s original shape as setting an unrealistic body image for […]

Look for salt that has proper iodine content – NNC-7

The National Nutrition Council (NNC-7) reminded the public to be careful with the amount of iodine content in salt for consumption. In the Philippine Information Agency – Association of Government Information Officers (PIA 7-AGIO 7) Forum, NNC-7 Regional Director Parolita Mission said the public should be conscious in the proper iodine content of salt being used. “Look for salt that has proper iodine content, look for DOH-sealed iodized salt as these are the ones with […]

Facebook shares soar as mobile drives big jump in ad sales

Facebook Inc smashed investors’ expectations with a 52-percent jump in quarterly revenue as it sold more ads targeted at a fast-growing number of mobile users, sending its shares sharply higher after hours. The world’s biggest online social network bucked the trend of underwhelming tech results from Apple Inc and eBay Inc, in the face of economic uncertainty around the world and a strong U.S. dollar depressing the value of overseas sales. Facebook’s dominance in mobile […]

Satellite launched into orbit on Arianespace mission

The Arianespace program launched it’s first rocket of 2016 on Wednesday (January 27) night from it’s launchpad in French Guiana. The Ariane Five rocket is carrying a payload that contains Intelsat’s next generation communications satellite, Intelsat 29e. The rocket will launch the satellite into orbit for Intelsat, who provide high-performance connectivity services for media and mobile broadband communications. Arianespace is scheduled to launch two further Intelsat satellites in 2016. The launch phase was successful on […]