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Greater need to bring PH peacekeepers home amid Ebola– DFA

Department of Foreign Affairs building. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Department of Foreign Affairs on Sunday confirmed that the pull-out of Filipino soldiers working as United Nations (UN) peacekeepers in Liberia and Golan Heights were due to the Ebola epidemic and worsening armed conflict.

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

‘Bring our troops home’

UN Filipino peacekeepers. FILE PHOTO

The government will repatriate more than 400 of its troops serving as United Nations peacekeepers in the Golan Heights and Liberia amid security threats and concerns over the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, Malacañang said on Saturday.

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

WHO declares Ebola virus ‘health emergency of international concern’

In this photo taken on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014,  a public information board explains the symptoms of the deadly Ebola virus in the city of  Freetown, Sierra Leone.  AP FILE PHOTO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the Ebola Virus outbreak in West Africa as a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC)” in a statement Friday.

Posted: August 8th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

MERS virus not yet an emergency, says WHO

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

The growing international concern over the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) does not as yet warrant the declaration of a public health emergency, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

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

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

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 »