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19 Zika cases in PH as experts tackle national action plan

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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

2 more people tested positive for Zika virus in Iloilo City

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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

What DOH is doing to deal with Zika, other public health threats

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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

Brazil confirms mosquito as Zika vector

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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

CAAP alerts airport authorities over Zika virus

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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

Palace cautions public on Zika virus

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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.

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Fast Facts on Zika virus

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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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