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PH boosts MERS monitoring after UAE nurse scare

Philippine Health Secretary Enrique Ona gestures as he talks with officials at the Department of Health in Manila, Philippines on Saturday, April 19, 2014. A Filipino nurse who tested positive for the Middle East virus has been found free of infection in a subsequent examination after he returned home, Ona said. AP

The Philippines said Saturday it was stepping up its defenses against the deadly MERS virus, with the large numbers of Filipino workers in the Middle East seen as potential carriers.

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

OFWs in Middle East warned on spread of MERS

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The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) warned Tuesday all Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in the Middle East on the breakout of the deadly disease in the region that has claimed the life of a Filipino and affected five others.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa | Read More »

UN warns China’s neighbors on spread of H7N9 bird flu virus

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A Chinese health worker places a pigeon-trap at a park in Shanghai. AFP FILE PHOTO

The United Nations has sounded the alarm on the risk of the H7N9 bird flu virus progressively crossing the border from China to neighboring countries as it reaches southward across the Taiwan Strait.

Posted: February 6th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Philippines bans China poultry imports due to bird flu

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The Department of Agriculture said Tuesday it has banned imports of poultry and related products from China after it confirmed an outbreak of the HN52 strain of bird flu in the northern province of Hebei.

Posted: January 21st, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

OFWs seek PH help on coping with new virus

The sun sets behind the minarets of Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University mosque in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. AP FILE PHOTO

An overseas Filipino workers group has called on the Philippine government to send medical attachés to Saudi Arabia which has been hit by an outbreak of the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV).

Posted: June 2nd, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

One more dead, three sick with mystery virus—WHO

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Another person has died of a mysterious respiratory virus and three more cases have been discovered in Saudi Arabia and Qatar, the World Health Organisation said Friday.

Posted: November 24th, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa | Read More »

Rare flu-like virus on the rise—US

A rare virus has killed three people and sickened nearly 100 in Japan, the Philippines, the United States and the Netherlands over the past two years, US health authorities said Friday.

Posted: October 1st, 2011 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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