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By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
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Philippines reports 15,000 dengue cases in first three months

The number of dengue fever cases reported during the first quarter of 2014 has topped 15,000; however, although this is a large number, this is less than half the number of cases reported on the archipelago the More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
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Malacanang: Philippine government issues MERS advisory

In response to recent events concerning overseas workers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) contracting the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Corona Virus (MERS-CoV), the Presidential Palace, or Malacanang issued More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
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MERS coronavirus makes first appearance in Asia: Malaysia, Philippines report MERS-CoV cases

The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) has been confirmed for the first time in Asia as the Malaysian Ministry of Health reports a confirmed death in a man from Batu Pahat, Johor. Image/Maureen More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, April 13th, 2014
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Singapore reports two dozen measles cases in travelers to the Philippines

The Singapore Ministry of Health issued an measles advisory Friday noting that 23 of the 72 measles cases reported this year were in people who traveled to the Philippines. The Philippines are experiencing a serious More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, April 13th, 2014
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Holy Week rituals in the Philippines bring the risk of tetanus

Holy Week is being celebrated throughout the Christian world and in the predominately-Catholic Philippines; this week is taken very seriously, so much so that the practice of self-flagellation and crucifixion is More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, April 13th, 2014
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Timothy Bradley is undefeated no more: Manny Pacquiao wins in unanimous decision and regains WBO Welterweight title

Crime was down to near zero Saturday in the Philippines, which means one thing, Manny Pacquiao was fighting–and fight he did. After talks of retirement after consecutive losses to Timothy Bradley and Juan More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, April 11th, 2014
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Angiostrongylus infection in two Dutch travelers to the Philippines confirmed

Two cases of Angiostrongylus infection has been confirmed in two men from the Netherlands who traveled for vacation to the Philippines back in February, according to a letter to ProMed Mail from physicians from More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, March 30th, 2014
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North Cotabato beauty, Mary Jean Lastimosa, crowned Miss Universe Philippines 2014

The competition was stiff last night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum as 40 talented and beautiful Filipinas vied for the sought after title of  Bb. Pilipinas Universe. Mary Jean LastimosaImage/Facebook 26-year-old More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, March 29th, 2014
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Guam reports measles case in a child who traveled to the Philippines

The Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) reported Friday a confirmed case of measles in a four-year-old child. According to health authorities, the child has no history and/or documentation More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
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Maja Salvador: her first swimsuit cover for a men’s magazine

Image/Facebook                               One of the stars of the hit TV drama, The Legal Wife has done something she’s never done More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
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Leptospirosis cases dip by two-thirds in first two months of 2014: Philippines DOH

The number of cases of the bacterial infection, leptospirosis, has shown a significant drop during the beginning of 2014 as compared to the same time in 2013. Image-CDC/Janice Haney Carr According to the Philippines More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
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Philippines reports 11,000 dengue cases through March 1

The number of dengue fever cases reported in the Philippines has decreased by more than half as compared to the same period in 2013, according to the Philippines Department of Health report. Image/CDC From January More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, March 22nd, 2014
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Australia, South Korea among W. Pacific countries declared measles-free

With outbreaks of measles raging in areas of the Pacific–the Philippines and Vietnam to name a couple, the World Health Organization in the Western Pacific Region announced this week that four countries were More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, March 19th, 2014
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Philippines reports thousands of measles cases in first 45 days of 2014

Measles in the Philippines has been a topic in several countries (Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States ) as travelers returning from travel to the Philippines have been More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, March 18th, 2014
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Zamboanga reports over 450 dengue cases in first two months

The Zamboanga City Health Office (CHO) has reported 463 dengue fever cases in the first two months of 2014, according to a Zamboanga Today report today. According to official health department data, the city had More...

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