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By Robert On Saturday, June 14th, 2014
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Philippines dengue fever cases down 50 percent in 2014

Dengue fever is one of the eight pervasive infectious diseases in the Philippines with an annual average of 118,080 reported cases between 2008 to 2012, according to Prof. Donald Shepard of the Brandeis University. Shepard More...

By Robert On Thursday, January 2nd, 2014
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Philippines: ‘Doc Eric Tayag’ talks measles, or ‘tigdas’ on Twitter

The Assistant Secretary of Health in the Philippines, Dr. Eric Tayag, went to Twitter today to talk about the viral disease and vaccine preventable disease, measles. He tweeted about the disease and symptoms saying, More...

By Robert On Wednesday, January 1st, 2014
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Philippines: Firecracker injuries up in 2013, injuries in children down

Every year at this time in the Philippines, warnings come out from health and other officials about the dangers of firecrackers and fireworks, and every year, hundreds get injured from the New Year’s festivities More...

By Robert On Friday, December 27th, 2013
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Philippines: HIV cases in 2013 up a third compared to 2012

Assistant Secretary of Health in Philippines, Dr. Eric Tayag tweeted Friday that the number of new HIV cases reported in November was 384 and the total so far for the year is 4,456. Image/CIA In 2012, more than More...

By Robert On Sunday, December 8th, 2013
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A month post-Typhoon Yolanda, DOH warns of possible spikes in dengue fever

It’s been about one month since Super-Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) ripped through the Central Philippines causing massive devastation and loss of life. Photo/CDC-James Gathany Now Philippine health officials are More...

By Robert On Wednesday, December 4th, 2013
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Philippines Dr. Tayag says country is still ‘bird flu free’

On the heels of the first confirmed human case of  avian influenza A(H7N9) in a Indonesian domestic worker in Hong Kong, Philippines Asst Secretary of Health, Dr. Eric Tayag said on Twitter Tuesday, the Philippines More...

By Robert On Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013
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Chikungunya fever cases top 1,600 in the Philippines, nearly triple 2012 numbers

The number of cases of the mosquito borne viral disease, Chikungunya, has eclipsed 1,600 cases during the first eleven months of 2013, according to a Philippine News Agency report Tuesday. The number of cases, 1,609, More...

By Robert On Friday, November 22nd, 2013
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Philippines: Health officials verifying deaths due to tetanus and leptospirosis

Reports of deaths due to infectious diseases are now being confirmed as Assistant Health Secretary Dr. Eric Tayag tweeted that fatalities due to tetanus and leptospirosis is confirmed on Thursday. Computer Screen More...

By Robert On Saturday, November 16th, 2013
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Philippines DOH warns against eating dead animals

In the aftermath of Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), many people are hungry and food is not readily available. This has prompted a message from Assistant Health Secretary, Dr. Eric Tayag, to advise against people eating More...

By Robert On Saturday, June 29th, 2013
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Philippines: More than 300 cases of Chikungunya reported in Antique

Philippines health officials are reporting an outbreak of the mosquito borne viral disease in Patnongon, Antique, according to a Dr. Eric Tayag’s Twitter account. According to health officials, as of April, More...


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