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Come home, Filipinos in Ebola-hit areas told

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Dr. Mark Christopher Pasayan of the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine shows the isolation room of the facility during a media tour to show the Government's readiness in dealing with the still Ebola-free country on Oct. 21, 2014 at Alabang, Muntinlupa city. The government on Thursday, Oct. 30, urged hundreds of Filipino citizens to leave Ebola-hit West African nations, as it announced that anyone who returns would be placed under a 21-day quarantine.  AP PHOTO/BULLIT MARQUEZ

The government on Thursday urged hundreds of Filipino citizens to leave Ebola-hit West African nations, as it announced that anyone who returns would be placed under a 21-day quarantine.

Posted: October 31st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Roxas: Gov’t ready to deal with an Ebola outbreak

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In this Oct. 21, 2014 file photo health workers show the proper way to don an "Ebola suit" during a media tour of the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine facility to show the government's readiness in dealing with the still Ebola-free country at Alabang, Muntinlupa city, south of Manila, Philippines. AP

Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II said on Sunday his agencies have been preparing to help deal with an Ebola outbreak in the Philippines under President Benigno Aquino III’s “whole government approach.”

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

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 »

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