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Control dengue-causing mosquitoes, WHO tells SEA countries

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A key to reducing dengue fever cases is controlling the reproduction of mosquitoes that cause the disease, according to a World Health Organization (WHO) official who participated in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) conference on dengue here last week.

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

Saudi review finds over 100 more MERS infections

In this Tuesday May, 13, 2014 file photo, Muslim pilgrims wear surgical masks to prevent infection from respiratory virus known as the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. AP

Saudi Arabia, which is grappling to contain the spread of a frequently deadly respiratory virus, announced Tuesday that a review of the illness led authorities to sharply revise upward the number of confirmed infections and deaths from the disease.

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

DOLE: 6 Filipinos in UAE cleared of MERS-CoV

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Six Filipinos in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) were released from the hospital after being cleared from the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (MERS-CoV), Inquirer Radio 990AM reported on Friday.

Posted: May 9th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipina nurse from Negros Occidental dies of MERS-CoV in Saudi Arabia

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A nurse from Negros Occidental succumbed to the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (MERS-CoV) at the King Fahd Medical City in Saudi Arabia at 5:50 p.m. Tuesday.

Posted: May 7th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipina nurse in Saudi Arabia quarantined in hospital for MERS-CoV

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Passengers walk past a thermal scanner at the medical quarantine area at the arrival section of Manila's International Airport in Paranaque, south of Manila, Philippines. AP FILE PHOTO

A nurse from Negros Occidental suspected of having the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (MERS-CoV) has been quarantined in the intensive care unit of the King Fahd Medical City in Saudi Arabia, her husband said Sunday.

Posted: May 5th, 2014 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa | Read More »

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