Tag archive for ‘Measles worldwide’
By Robert On Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Philippines: Davao City declares measles outbreak

After reporting 230 measles cases during the past three months, the Davao City Health Office has declared a measles outbreak, according to an ABS-CBN report today. Measles Image/CDC According to Dr. Josephine Villafuerte, More...

By Robert On Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

California reports surge in measles, some cases linked to travel to Philippines, India

The viral disease, measles, once declared eliminated in the US (2000), has been seen in increasing numbers over the past several years. In California, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has received More...

By Robert On Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

Philippines: Post-Typhoon Tacloban ripe for infectious disease outbreaks

Health officials in the Eastern Visayas report seeing increased numbers of three infectious diseases in the region of Tacloban, Leyte and other Typhoon Yolanda ravaged areas, according to a Philippine Information More...

By Robert On Sunday, January 26th, 2014

Philippines: Leyte gets hit with six earthquakes in a few hours, Dengue outbreak declared in Ormoc

The Visayan province of Leyte, which took the brunt of Typhoon Yolanda two months ago, was hit Sunday with six minor to light earthquakes in a span of less than five hours, according to a Philippine Institute of More...

By Robert On Monday, January 20th, 2014

Olongapo City declares measles outbreak, Philippines 2013 total is 2,232 cases

The Olongapo City government declared a measles outbreak after recording 80 cases for the first two weeks of 2014, according to a ABS-CBN report Saturday. According to the report, “We unanimously approved the More...

By Robert On Wednesday, January 15th, 2014
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Philippines: Measles cases up in Angeles City, Tacloban City

Since the time of Super Typhoon Yolanda in early November, the number of cases of measles have risen sharply in the Eastern Visayas, including Tacloban City, Leyte, according to a Solar News report Tuesday. Image/CIA There More...

By Robert On Friday, January 3rd, 2014
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Manila hospital swamped with measles patients

Measles cases are up in the Philippines and in the National Capital Region (NCR), as previously reported here. In fact, things have got so bad at one Manila hospital that more than half the avialbale beds are filled 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 Friday, November 22nd, 2013

Philippines: Mass vaccination campaign launched in Tacloban, Cebu

In an effort to prevent infectious disease outbreaks among the vulnerable in the hardest hit areas of the Philippines in the wake of Super-Typhoon Haitan (Yolanda), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Philippines More...

By Robert On Saturday, June 29th, 2013

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...

By Robert On Thursday, January 17th, 2013
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Measles deaths drop 71 percent globally during last decade

Measles deaths and new cases dropped significantly between 2000 and 2011 as immunization coverage also increased, according to the latest data from the World Health Organization (WHO) Jan. 17. Image/CIA The WHO, More...



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