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DOH preparations vs Ebola impress Senate

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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 »

4 Hajj pilgrims being observed for symptoms of 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

Four more Muslim pilgrims, who recently returned from Saudi Arabia, were being closely monitored by health authorities here on suspicion of having contracted the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome – Coronavirus or MERS-CoV.

Posted: October 21st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Senate seeks synchronized efforts among gov’t agencies to prevent Ebola in PH

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Senator Teofisto Guingona III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

All concerned government agencies must work together to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, and to ensure they are in sync, the Senate will convene stakeholders to check on their efforts regarding the issue.

Posted: October 20th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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 »

Singapore heightens Ebola screening at airport

Changi Airport. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Regional aviation hub Singapore will step up Ebola virus screening for passengers arriving at Changi Airport, the health ministry said Tuesday.

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

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