Image by Rappler.com Health officials report two new cases of the virus in Cavite
MANILA, Philippines (Oct. 28, 2016) — Health experts in a summit Friday, October 28, discussed the Philippines’ action plan against the Zika virus, as two new cases were reported by the health department.
Continue reading 19 Zika cases in PH as experts tackle national action plan Image by Rappler.com Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial: ‘All 3 cases have since recovered from their very mild illness and did not require hospitalization’
MANILA, Philippines (Sept. 13, 2016) — The Department of Health reported on Tuesday, September 13, that two more people in Iloilo City tested positive for Zika virus, based on results done at the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM).
Continue reading 2 more people tested positive for Zika virus in Iloilo City Image by Rappler.com The Department of Health says the agency’s P144-billion ($3.09 billion) proposed budget for 2017 provides for the prevention and detection of Zika virus and other public health threats
MANILA, Philippines (Sept. 6, 2016) — The Health Department’s P144-billion ($3.09 billion) proposed budget for 2017 provides for the prevention and detection of Zika virus and other public health threats.
Continue reading What DOH is doing to deal with Zika, other public health threats ZIKA VIRUS. A view through a microscope shows the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which transmits the virus Zika, at a laboratory at the National Institute of Health in Bogota, Colombia, April 26, 2016. File photo by Leonardo Munoz/EPA Despite the fact that world health authorities have said for months that the mosquito species is the main vector for Zika, no Aedes aegypti carrying the virus had previously been found in the Americas
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (May 24, 2016) — Brazilian scientists said Monday, May 23, they have found the first hard evidence the Zika virus blamed for causing brain damage in hundreds of babies is carried by the Aedes aegypti mosquito.
Continue reading Brazil confirms mosquito as Zika vector ZIKA CARRIER. A picture dated January 30, 2016, shows the mosquito Aedes Aegypti in San Jose, Costa Rica. Photo by Jeffrey Arguedas/EPA Philippine aviation authorities recommend the disinfection of aircraft to prevent the breeding of mosquitoes that carry the virus
MANILA, Philippines (Feb. 17, 2016) — The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) has advised airport operators and authorities, as well as the Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ), to take
Continue reading CAAP alerts airport authorities over Zika virus STAY ALERT. Government cautions Filipinos against the threat of the Zika virus, which is spreading rapidly in the Americas. File photos from Wikipedia The health department also advises pregnant mothers to postpone their plans to travel to the Americas where the virus is spreading rapidly, especially if the trip is not urgent
MANILA, Philippines (Jan. 30, 2016) — Malacañang on Saturday, January 30, urged Filipinos to remain alert against the threat of the Zika virus, which is “spreading explosively” in the Americas.
Continue reading Palace cautions public on Zika virus CULPRIT. A handout picture provided by office of the Mexican Secretary of Health shows a mosquito trap in Mexico City, Mexico, January 21, 2016. Office of the Mexican Secretary of Health/Handout/EPA The world’s latest health scare is a seemingly minor illness that carries a killer wrapped inside
PARIS, France (Jan. 25, 2016) — The world’s latest health scare is a seemingly minor illness that carries a killer wrapped inside: Zika, the mosquito-borne virus sweeping Latin America, usually lasts less than a week, except when it derails a whole life.
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