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The health department will no longer need to send samples to Australia for testing, and will be able to determine 'within 48 hours' whether these are positive for 2019-nCoV
Philippine health officials say the patient is a 29-year-old man from Yunnan, China, who had a preexisting illness. Tests would still be conducted to confirm if he was positive for 2019-nCoV.
Filipinos who wish to stay in China should heed advisories from local health authorities and cooperate with efforts to quell the further spread of 2019-nCoV there, the Department of Health says
The Department of Health says the persons under investigation are foreign visitors who all have a history of travel to Wuhan, China
Two of the 3 patients in San Lazaro Hospital have a history of travel to Wuhan, China, the outbreak's epicenter
Local health officials say they 'will continue to strictly monitor the person, his traveling companions, as well as any tourist arriving in the province'
There is no confirmed case of the novel coronavirus in the Philippines so far. The persons under investigation are in 6 regions, including Metro Manila and all of the Visayas.
The Mactan Cebu International Airport placed intensified thermal scanning devices to check arriving passengers in the international terminal, which has flights coming from mainland China
The Department of Health remains on high alert as the virus continues to affect more people in China
The Department of Health reiterates that only breast milk and not infant formula milk may be donated for babies in disaster-hit areas
'We need to think it’s coming so we can be prepared,' says Health Undersecretary Eric Domingo
Duque says being infected with a coronavirus is not 'an automatic death sentence' as there are coronaviruses that cause the common cold
(3rd UPDATE) Health Secretary Francisco Duque III says the suspected case involves a 5-year-old Chinese boy who arrived in Cebu City from Wuhan, China
One of the 4 new cases was found in the National Capital Region, marking the first case of the disease in Metro Manila since an outbreak was announced in September 2019
Real N95 masks are 'marked with ’N95,’ rigid, thick, and molded for the contour of the face,' says Health Undersecretary Eric Domingo
The Department of Health orders a price freeze on over 200 essential medicines and medical supplies in Batangas, which declared a state of calamity after the eruption of Taal Volcano
All health facilities in the region are on full alert, ready to provide medical help for people with traumatic injuries, burns, suffocation, skin diseases, eye injuries, conjunctivitis, and respiratory problems
(UPDATED) The Department of Health warns of potential health effects as ashfall from Taal Volcano reaches Calabarzon and Metro Manila
The Sabayang Patak Kontra Polio campaign will have additional rounds in Metro Manila and Mindanao until April 2020
Chinese authorities have confirmed 44 cases of a mystery viral pneumonia, which sparked fears about a resurgence of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome or SARS
(UPDATED) The number is 35% lower than last year's 249 injuries, says Health Secretary Francisco Duque III
(UPDATED) Nearly half of the cases involve illegal firecrackers
The number of this year's cases is now 4 cases higher compared to the same period in 2018, even with a reminder from the health department to skip fireworks for the holidays
The Department of Health says many of the injuries were caused by illegal firecrackers
The health department says this is 35% lower compared to cases recorded during the same period in 2018
Metro Manila itself achieves more than 100% of the vaccination target, with children receiving the OPV, or 109.99% of the target
The Department of Health has seen a downward trend in the number of firecracker-related injuries from 2017 to 2018, but says much is to be done to keep the number at zero
(UPDATED) Of the 26 environmental samples that tested positive for the poliovirus, 25 were obtained in Metro Manila, says the Department of Health
A 9-year-old girl from Basilan is the latest known case of polio in the country. Out of the 8 cases, 7 are from Mindanao.
The announcement brings the number of cases of poliovirus in Mindanao to 6
President Rodrigo Duterte's order comes after the Department of Health confirmed the first Evali case in the country
A 16-year-old girl from the Visayas is the first confirmed case of e-cigarette or vape-associated lung injury in the Philippines
Opposition lawmaker Edcel Lagman, who believes the Malasakit Centers are being used as a 'partisan tool,' fails to stop the passage of the bill in the plenary
Makati City has the highest vaccination coverage rate in the Department of Health's oral polio vaccination drive, followed by Taguig City then Quezon City
(UPDATED) Philippine health officials mull over the measure following a recent report that Filipinos consume far more salt than the World Health Organization recommendation
'There are LGUs that do not prioritize health. [It's the] constituents who suffer,” says Health secretary Francisco Duque III
Rappler speaks with Health Secretary Francisco Duque III about vaccination, universal health care, and other health issues in the country
'It is really very important to ensure that children will be covered with the proper vaccines so that they are protected from vaccine-preventable diseases,' says Health Secretary Francisco Duque III
The Department of Health says the girl did not receive any dose of oral polio vaccine
This comes as the Department of Health prepares to update the list of essential medicines for price regulation under the Cheaper Medicines Act
The Department of Health says the generic medicines in the list are being sold 'up to 4 times' the international reference prices, while branded innovator products are sold 'up to 22 times'
Bakit nagkaroon ng panibagong polio outbreak sa Pilipinas at paano ito maaayos? Pakinggan ang talakayan nila researcher-writer Jodesz Gavilan at health reporter Janelle Paris.
Health Secretary Francisco Duque III says this would allow 'existing health information systems capture to data on vaping-related disorders'
Marikina deploys 59 vaccination teams, composed of various units of the city government, to reach the 40,000 target
Vaccination against polio in Lanao del Sur, Marawi City, Davao City, Davao del Sur, and Metro Manila will run from October 14 to October 27
Even with the integration of health facilities into provincial and city-wide networks, the country's healthcare system remains devolved
This concern comes as the Department of Health gears up for the implementation of the Universal Health Care law in 2020
'If health is not a priority and there are other priorities like infrastructure, health programs can be compromised,' says Health Secretary Francisco Duque III of the country's current system of devolved healthcare
Ano ang polio at paano maiiwasan ang pagkalat nito? Panoorin ang video explainer ng Rappler.
The Department of Health is still studying the reasons for the increase in number of cases