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Four Filipinos in New Jersey Ship Negative in n-CoV

Four Filipino staffers on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship in New Jersey tested negative for the novel coronavirus. According to the Center for Disease Control, only four were tortured by Influenza A. However, a Filipino crew member was found dead in the engine room. The cause of death is still unclear in the report. Investigations into the death of Filipinos are ongoing. Earlier, a Filipino seaman working on a Japanese

4 PUI in Dumaguete Negative Swab Test for n-CoV  

Half an eight people under investigation (PUI) in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental tested negative for a novel coronavirus in a preliminary swab trial conducted by the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine. Citing the Negros Oriental Provincial Health Office, three of the negative testers were in direct contact with infected Chinese couples who went to the area before being hospitalized in Manila. Meanwhile, a PUI that tested negative has a history

Mga Katulad na Sintomas ng n-CoV

Some passengers traveling with a Chinese couple infected with the 2019 novel coronavirus have shown symptoms of the disease, according to the Philippine National Police-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP – CIDG). According to Police Colonel Rhoderick Armamento, deputy director of the PNP-CIDG, police have contacted 23 of the 61 passengers aboard the Cebu Pacific flight DG 6519 (Cebu to Dumaguete). Of the 23 individuals, three were confirmed to have

dengvaxia

An infection expert on Thursday said the contentious Dengvaxia vaccine will assist if “used correctly” in future dengue epidemics. Scientific proof is overwhelming that it will be helpful for patients who have already had dengue or patients who have not effectively completed their 3 series. After recording 146,062 instances of dengue, the government proclaimed a domestic dengue epidemic with 622 fatalities as of July 20. The figure is twice that

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The government of the Philippines stood firm on its ban on the world’s first dengue vaccine on Tuesday while declaring a nationwide mosquito-borne disease epidemic that it said it murdered hundreds this year. From January 1 to July 20, the incidence of dengue rose by 98 percent from a year ago to 146,062 instances, causing 662 fatalities, Health Secretary Francisco Duque told a news conference announcing a “domestic dengue epidemic.”

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French drug maker Sanofi is appealing the revocation of its dengue vaccine’s registration as outbreaks of the mosquito-borne disease hit parts of the country, a health official said Thursday. The Food and Drug Administration permanently revoked the certificate of product registration of Dengvaxia in February, about a year after Sanofi admitted that the drug can cause more severe symptoms among those who have not had dengue. Last week, Sanofi sent an application

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The Health Services Office suggested a 10-day suspension of courses in a daycare center after three of its students were diagnosed with hand, foot, and mouth disease or HFMD. The suspension of courses at the San Roque Daycare Center started on Thursday. The suggestion is to wash the facility for 10 days and to prevent contact and spreading the disease among kids. HFMD is a prevalent viral disease that generally

immunization

Only patients with parental consent can take advantage of the government’s free immunization program by Department of Health. (DOH) The Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said that using the school-based platform, the DOH would continue to provide free vaccination to school-age children from kindergarten to grade 7. After a fast health assessment and evaluation of their immunization status against measles, only learners with parental consent will be vaccinated. However, the

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Obese individuals who were involved in resistance training were more probable to see reductions in a form of heart fat associated with cardiovascular disease, a fresh research finds. In the tiny research, scientists determined that a certain form of heart fat, pericardial adipose tissue, was lowered in patients who did weight lifting, but not in those who worked to increase their endurance with aerobic exercise, according to a report released

HIV

With the rising cases of human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV-AIDS) in this province, the provincial government of Bulacan is beefing up anew its advocacy and awareness campaign. Dr. Jocelyn Gomez, Provincial Health Officer, on Tuesday cited the need to equip residents with the right knowledge about HIV and AIDS to effectively combat the disease. Data from the Provincial Health Office showed Bulacan has the highest number of HIV