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OWWA promises aid to family of MERS-CoV fatality

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz.   INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) assured that it will provide assistance to the family of the Filipino who died from the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

WHO, DOH see no need for travel ban due to ebola

In this photo provide by MSF, Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders), taken on Friday, March 28, 2014, healthcare workers from the organisation, react, as they prepare isolation and treatment areas for their Ebola, hemorrhagic fever operations, in Gueckedou, Guinea. Health officials in the West African nation of Guinea say they're now treating eight cases of Ebola in the capital. Dr. Sakoba Keita, a spokesman for the health ministry, announced on national television the virus had reached the city of 3 million. Keita said Friday, March 28, 2014, at least 70 people have died in the country's south since the Ebola outbreak began last week. AP

There is no need to impose a ban on travel to countries where outbreaks of the ebola virus have been reported, according to the World Health Organization.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

California issues warning vs. measles


In the wake of an increasing number of imported measles cases, the California Department of Public Health issued a health advisory encouraging everyone to get protection from the measles disease, which is now widespread in different parts of the world.

Posted: March 18th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

UN warns China’s neighbors on spread of H7N9 bird flu virus

A Chinese health worker places a pigeon-trap at a park in Shanghai. AFP FILE PHOTO

The United Nations has sounded the alarm on the risk of the H7N9 bird flu virus progressively crossing the border from China to neighboring countries as it reaches southward across the Taiwan Strait.

Posted: February 6th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

DOH asked to educate OFWs in Saudi about deadly virus


An overseas Filipino workers group has called on the Philippine government to send medical attaches to Saudi Arabia, the country worst affected by the outbreak of the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV).

Posted: June 1st, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Cancer-stricken OFW dies on flight from Saudi


An overseas Filipino worker suffering from cancer died on a flight from Saudi Arabia that landed in Manila Saturday afternoon, according to authorities at Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

Posted: February 9th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

One more dead, three sick with mystery virus—WHO


Another person has died of a mysterious respiratory virus and three more cases have been discovered in Saudi Arabia and Qatar, the World Health Organisation said Friday.

Posted: November 24th, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa | Read More »

Philippine ambassador to China suffers stroke


Philippine Ambassador to China Sonia Brady suffered a stroke and was brought to a hospital in Beijing, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Friday said.

Posted: August 24th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Mystery of killer disease uncovered


The World Health Organization has finally uncovered the so-called “mystery disease” that has claimed the lives of more than 50 children in Cambodia. It’s a deadlier form of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) not encephalitis.

Posted: July 13th, 2012 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Naia on alert for mystery disease

NAIA terminal 3. FILE PHOTO

Health and airport authorities are closely monitoring passengers arriving from Cambodia, where more than 60 children were reported to have died from a mysterious respiratory disease, as well as other countries where bird flu cases had been reported in recent years.

Posted: July 8th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »



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