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

Report suspected Zika virus cases within 24 hours

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CLEANLINESS. The DOH advises communities to keep their environment clean to prevent the spread of the Zika virus.

The DOH places the Zika virus under the ‘Category 1 classification’ on the Philippine integrated disease surveillance and response system

MANILA, Philippines (Mar. 14, 2016) — All suspected cases for Zika virus diseases should be reported within 24 hours to the Department of Health (DOH), as the agency placed the disease Continue reading

US resident who visited PH tests positive for Zika

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ZIKA THREAT. The World Health Organization recently declared the virus a global health emergency.

Health Secretary Janette Garin assures the public that there is no cause for alarm as there is no epidemic

MANILA, Philippines (Mar. 7, 2016) — A resident of the United States tested positive for the Zika virus after spending 4 weeks in the Philippines in January 2016, the Department of Health (DOH) said on Sunday, March 6.

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Youth-friendly HIV testing center opens in Manila

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LOVE YOURSELF. The LoveYourself hubs are powered by over 600 trained volunteer counselors. Photo by Ana Santos

LoveYourself Uni also functions as a community center where people can hang out in a safe, non-judgmental environment

MANILA, Philippines (Feb. 16, 2016) — The significant number of new human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections clustering around young men who have sex with men (MSM) between the ages 12 to 29 calls for interventions that target this demographic.

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1,000 kits available in PH for Zika virus testing

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ZIKA THREAT. The World Health Organization has recently declared the virus a global threat.

Health Secretary Janette Garin says stocks are limited worldwide and the government will only use theirs for ‘necessary’ cases

MANILA, Philippines (Feb. 2, 2016) — Health Secretary Janette Garin on Tuesday, February 2, said there are 1,000 kits available for testing Zika virus at the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) in Muntinlupa City.

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