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Poor health systems make Asia vulnerable to Ebola peril

A health worker demonstrates the proper way to wear the protective suit against the Ebola virus during a recent media tour of the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine in Alabang, Muntinlupa City.  AP

The longer the Ebola outbreak rages in West Africa, the greater chance a traveler infected with the virus touches down in an Asian city, including the Philippines, home to 1,800 Filipinos estimated to be working in the affected area.

Posted: October 27th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

DOH preparations vs Ebola impress Senate

Senator Teofisto Guingona III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

After scrutinizing the Department of Health (DOH) and other government agencies on the measures being enforced to prevent the entry of the deadly Ebola virus into the country, the Senate on Wednesday said efforts to achieve such goal were impressive and that it was doing everything “humanly possible” to prepare in dealing with the disease.

Posted: October 23rd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

WHO: PH preparations vs Ebola meticulous

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A World Health Organization (WHO) official described on Tuesday as very systematic and meticulous the government’s strategy to keep the country Ebola-free.

Posted: October 22nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

PH eyes other forms of help to fight Ebola

This undated file image made available by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) shows the Ebola virus. The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) will be acquiring 40 protective suits for its personnel to use in the event that a person infected with the Ebola virus reaches Philippine soil.  AP PHOTO/CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL

The Department of Health (DOH) is considering other forms of assistance, besides deploying volunteer health workers, for the Ebola-stricken countries of West Africa.

Posted: October 17th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Palace: No plans to send Ebola fighters

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The Philippines is unlikely to send medical workers to Ebola-stricken countries to assist in containing the worst outbreak of the deadly disease in recent history, Malacañang said on Tuesday.

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