DOH, DA sign implementing rules and regulations of 2013 Food Safety Act

The Department of Health (DOH) and the Department of Agriculture (DA) today signed the landmark Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of the Food Safety Act of 2013 that aims to ensure the safety of food all the way from the farm to the dinner table.

DOH: MERS-CoV update, as of February 15, 2015

Negatibo po sa second round of tests ang labing-isang (11) pasyente, ngunit minarapat ng ating mga eksperto na huwag muna i-discharge ang isang pasyente dahil sa kanyang X-ray result, making her a probable case. Patuloy po ang home quarantine sa mga nakasalamuha ng ating index case hanggang February 24, upang masigurong ligtas silang lahat.

Five laboratories activated for rapid diagnosis and control of MERS-CoV

Due to the first documented and confirmed case of MERS-CoV in the Philippines this week, five subnational laboratories are activated to rapidly and accurately diagnose suspected MERS-CoV cases in the country.