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PH eyes other forms of help to fight Ebola

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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 »

Filipinos to be screened for Ebola outside PH

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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. AP FILE PHOTO

The government has begun requiring a 21-day screening for Filipinos in Ebola-hit countries in West Africa before they would be allowed to travel to the Philippines, Health Secretary Enrique Ona said on Monday.

Posted: October 14th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Asia grapples with food safety as incomes rise

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Every morning, food samples are laid out on a long table at a pristine laboratory run by a German firm in Singapore – but they’re not meant for chefs or gourmets.

Posted: October 6th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Fill in health forms correctly, travelers urged

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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

The Department of Health (DOH) has urged Filipinos and foreigners flying into the Philippines, especially those coming from countries afflicted with highly infectious and deadly diseases, to be honest in answering the health checklist distributed at the airports.

Posted: September 8th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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