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Children’s health in peril as climate impacts escalate in PH

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More Filipino children face the dangers of vector-borne diseases such as dengue and Chikungunya – another viral disease that shares clinical symptoms with dengue, but is incurable

MANILA, Philippines (Oct. 15, 2017) — More Filipinos are now exposed to viral diseases due to climate change impacts in the country. Continue reading Children’s health in peril as climate impacts escalate in PH

Vaccine an ‘additional strategy’ to fight dengue in PH

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FIGHTING DENGUE. The government will procure millions of Dengvaxia doses to immunize Grade 4 public school students in 3 regions. Photo from Sanofi Pasteur
Health Spokesperson Lyndon Lee Suy says actively pursuing steps against dengue, such as cleaning one’s surroundings, is still a better approach as it also targets other mosquito-borne diseases such as chikungunya and Zika

MANILA, Philippines (Feb. 11, 2016) — As the world’s first-ever dengue vaccine becomes available in the Philippines, the Department of Health (DOH) reminded the public not to let their guard down against the disease.

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