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An infection expert on Thursday said the contentious Dengvaxia vaccine will assist if “used correctly” in future dengue epidemics. Scientific proof is overwhelming that it will be helpful for patients who have already had dengue or patients who have not effectively completed their 3 series. After recording 146,062 instances of dengue, the government proclaimed a domestic dengue epidemic with 622 fatalities as of July 20. The figure is twice that


The government of the Philippines stood firm on its ban on the world’s first dengue vaccine on Tuesday while declaring a nationwide mosquito-borne disease epidemic that it said it murdered hundreds this year. From January 1 to July 20, the incidence of dengue rose by 98 percent from a year ago to 146,062 instances, causing 662 fatalities, Health Secretary Francisco Duque told a news conference announcing a “domestic dengue epidemic.”


French drug maker Sanofi is appealing the revocation of its dengue vaccine’s registration as outbreaks of the mosquito-borne disease hit parts of the country, a health official said Thursday. The Food and Drug Administration permanently revoked the certificate of product registration of Dengvaxia in February, about a year after Sanofi admitted that the drug can cause more severe symptoms among those who have not had dengue. Last week, Sanofi sent an application


The Health Services Office suggested a 10-day suspension of courses in a daycare center after three of its students were diagnosed with hand, foot, and mouth disease or HFMD. The suspension of courses at the San Roque Daycare Center started on Thursday. The suggestion is to wash the facility for 10 days and to prevent contact and spreading the disease among kids. HFMD is a prevalent viral disease that generally


Only patients with parental consent can take advantage of the government’s free immunization program by Department of Health. (DOH) The Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said that using the school-based platform, the DOH would continue to provide free vaccination to school-age children from kindergarten to grade 7. After a fast health assessment and evaluation of their immunization status against measles, only learners with parental consent will be vaccinated. However, the


Obese individuals who were involved in resistance training were more probable to see reductions in a form of heart fat associated with cardiovascular disease, a fresh research finds. In the tiny research, scientists determined that a certain form of heart fat, pericardial adipose tissue, was lowered in patients who did weight lifting, but not in those who worked to increase their endurance with aerobic exercise, according to a report released


With the rising cases of human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV-AIDS) in this province, the provincial government of Bulacan is beefing up anew its advocacy and awareness campaign. Dr. Jocelyn Gomez, Provincial Health Officer, on Tuesday cited the need to equip residents with the right knowledge about HIV and AIDS to effectively combat the disease. Data from the Provincial Health Office showed Bulacan has the highest number of HIV


Rainy season has formally started in the country. Apart from preparing and bringing umbrella, coats, boots and other rain gears, the public is urged anew to take simple health precautions to ward off diseases common at this time of the year. Between the common illnesses during wet season are influenza, dengue fever and leptospirosis. Influenza, commonly known as the flu, is a highly contagious and year-round disease but usually peaks


ILOILO CITY — Elementary students here have been taught on how to protect themselves from dengue during Friday’s observance of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Dengue Day 2019. Dr. Rose Marie Lamirez, Medical Officer IV of the Department of Health (DOH) – Center for Health Development (CHD) 6 (Western Visayas) said children themselves should be aware of ways to prevent the mosquito-borne disease. “Our children are affected –


MANILA — Further young Filipino men are now being infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the Department of Health (DOH) said Thursday. In a solidarity conference in Quezon City, Mary Joy Morin, DOH Central Office National AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) and STI (sexually transmitted infection) Prevention and Control Program Officer, said around 65,463 cumulative cases have been recorded from 1984 to March 2019 and the predominant mode of transmission