DOH: Philippines is still Ebola-free

The Department of Health (DOH) today reported that the Philippines is still Ebola-free but strictly urged any returning Filipino manifesting fever, headache, intense weakness, joint and muscle pains and sore throat to seek clearance with local health authorities from the country of employment before being allowed to embark in order to prevent the entry of Ebola virus in the country.

Infographic: Paalala ukol sa MERS-CoV

Ang Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) ay isang nakahahawang sakit sa paghinga. Ito ay galing sa coronavirus, isang malaking pamilya ng mga virus, mula sa pangkaraniwang sipon hanggang sa severe acute respiratory syndrome o SARS. Gayunpaman, ang MERS-CoV ay hindi SARS. Unang napaulat ang MERS-CoV sa Saudi Arabia noong 2012.

The Philippines is on the verge of attaining malaria-free status

The Health Chief noted that malaria cases in the country declined since the mid-2000s, and has resulted in an 83% reduction from 2005 to 2013, while there was a 92% reduction in the number of deaths within the same period. The number of cases went down from 46,342 cases in 2005 to 7,720 in 2013. Deaths were 150 in 2005 to 12 to last year. The Philippines has achieved the Millennium Development Goal target for 2015 as early as 2008.

DOH Memorandum Circular No. 2007-0047, s. 2007

Republic of the Philippines Department of Health OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY Building 1, San Lazaro Compound, Rizal Avenue, Sta. Cruz, 1003 Manila Trunk Line 743-83-01 Direct Line: 711-9501; Fax: 743-1829; 743-1829; 743-1786 URL: e-mail: [email protected] July 12, 2007 MEMORANDUM CIRCULAR No. 2007 – 0047 TO: ALL UNDERSECRETARIES, ASSISTANT SECRETARIES; DIRECTORS OF BUREAUS, CENTERS FOR […]