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5 Filipinos with MERS in UAE reported in stable condition

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Five Filipinos infected with the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) remain quarantined at a hospital in the United Arab Emirates but are in stable condition, the Department of Foreign Affairs saidSaturday.

Posted: April 19th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

OFW from UAE tests negative for MERS-Cov–health chief

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Passengers walk past the medical quarantine area showing information sheets for the Middle East respiratory syndrome corona virus at the arrival section of Manila's International Airport in Paranaque, south of Manila, Philippines on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. AP FILE PHOTO

The male Filipino nurse who tested positive for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (MERS-CoV) when he was still in the United Arab Emirates tested negative here based on results of a confirmatory examination by the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM), according to Health Secretary Enrique Ona.

Posted: April 19th, 2014 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa | Read More »

WHO warns vs spread of MERS-Cov, urges vigilance in taking precautions

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has recorded 243 infection cases of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome - Corona Virus (MERS-CoV) worldwide as of April 17, 2014, the latest include a man in Malaysia who came from a pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia. He is the first confirmed case in Southeast Asia of the spreading virus.

With the recent death of a Filipino health worker in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (MERS-CoV) and the arrival of another infected OFW here, the World Health Organization (WHO) urged healthcare facilities and the general public to take precautions to prevent the virus from spreading further.

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

San Francisco business coalition slams proposed tax on sugary drinks

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A local coalition of small business owners declared opposition to a beverage tax as the city’s supervisors held a public hearing April 16 on a proposed ballot measure that would impose a 2¢ per-ounce tax on most sugar-sweetened beverages sold in the city.

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

No travel restrictions to Middle East amid MERS-CoV scare

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Malacañang has explained that Filipinos will not be restricted from traveling to countries in the Middle East amid incidents of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV).

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Measures set against entry of MERS-CoV

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President Benigno Aquino III.  AP FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III has ordered government agencies to put up measures to prevent the spread of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) to the country.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa | Read More »

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

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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 »

Unicef: Long road to recovery for children of ‘Yolanda’-hit areas

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Four months after Super Typhoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) ripped through the central Philippines on Nov. 8, 2013, a growing sense of recovery is notable in the reopening of health centers, clean water flowing again through community taps, children back to learning in temporary schools.

Posted: March 8th, 2014 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Filipina nurses abroad outnumber local hires–health chief

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Nurses who work overseas outnumber those who work in the Philippines four to one, Health Secretary Enrique Ona said.

Posted: February 26th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Healthy Mondays resumes in FilCom center in Honolulu

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“Healthy Mondays” resumed at the FilCom center on 94-428 Mokuola Street, Suite 302, Waipahu, starting Feb. 17, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., the Philippine Nurses Association of Hawaii (PNAH) and community partners announced.

Posted: February 24th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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