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An agricultural official announced on Wednesday that no cure or vaccine has been demonstrated against African swine fever in response to reports of some anti-disease drugs. Over the past months, dead pigs infected with the swine fever have been turning up in waterways in Metro Manila, including the Marikina River, forcing officials to enact protocols such as culling in their respective cities. Some provinces, including Cebu, have also ordered banning

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The budget for next year’s Department of Health was cut by P16.6 billion, former Health Chief and now Iloilo Rep. Janette Garin said Tuesday in the midst of a dengue and measles epidemic and the country’s polio revival. Garin said previously that the DOH budget was reduced by P10 billion, but she said it was effectively P16.6 billion after further inspection because the allocation of human resources was moved to

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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.”

Zamboanga

There is a rise in dengue instances led local authorities in Zamboanga Sibugay and South Cotabato to declare a state of calamity. Some dengue patients from Zamboanga Sibugay were taken for therapy to Zamboanga City and put in a hospital room as the rooms were complete. The amount of dengue instances in Zamboanga Sibugay increased by 2,000 percent compared to the amount of instances in 2018, based on information from

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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

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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 –

HIV

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

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As the rainy season projected to start the following week, the Department of Health (DOH) on Friday, June 7, cautioned the public against certain illnesses. DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III said in a statement it is imperative for the public to be prepared for rainy season diseases such as diarrhea, typhoid fever, cholera, leptospirosis as well as malaria, and dengue. “It is best to arm ourselves with weapons against these

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A number of Filipinos seem to contract HIV this year as 38 new infections are being recorded daily, the Department of Health (DOH) stated over the weekend. Data prepared by the DOH’s Epidemiology Bureau for the HIV/AIDS Registry reveal the number of new infections being reported daily rose to 38 this year from 32 in 2018. In 2014, the DOH was documenting 16 cases every day. Data cites that in

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Department of Health (DOH) admonished Filipinos who tested positive for HIV to avail free treatment, care, and support services in time for the annual International AIDS Candlelight Memorial. A Friday statement notes the DOH encourages the public to get tested. Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said, “One of the highlights of the amended Philippine HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) and AIDS Policy Act is the lowering of the age of a