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Palace: Facilities readied for Filipinos returning from Ebola-hit countries

Health workers in protective gear carry the body of a person suspected to have died from Ebola on the street of Monrovia, Liberia. AP

Filipinos in Ebola-affected countries may decide to fly back to the Philippines if the outbreak worsens—a situation the government is preparing for, Malacañang said Tuesday.

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

DOH: Nurse with MERS-Cov, husband under tight watch

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

Health authorities in Western Mindanao said they have placed under tight watch two city residents and another one from Basilan to verify if they have been infected with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV).

Posted: September 4th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

NAIA tightens screening of incoming travellers

Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia). INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Amid fears of a worldwide spread of the deadly Ebola virus, airport and health authorities have tightened the screening of arriving passengers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).

Posted: August 5th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Are steaks for US troops exempt from inspection?

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Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala: Possible meeting in June. INQUIRER file photo

Are food products for US troops in the Philippines covered by the Visiting Forces Agreement and should they be exempt from quarantine inspection?

Posted: January 5th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Quarantine bureau certifies seized Vietnam rice cargo ‘insect-free’

bureau of qurantine

More than five weeks after the Vietnamese ship Minh Tuan 68 arrived at the Legazpi City harbor, the 94,000 bags of rice in its cargo hold have been certified “insect-free” and fit for human consumption by the Bureau of Quarantine, a health department-attached agency.

Posted: October 9th, 2012 in Asia & Pacific,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »