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Common Tropical Diseases in the Philippines


...ut preventable. The role of every individual is to be aware of their nature in order to prevent and combat them. The government as well as the health workers alone cannot combat these diseases without the aid of the people. References: Reyala, J.P., Nisce, Z.P. et al. Community Health Nursing Services in the Philippines. 9th Edition. 2000. Philippines Incoming search terms: top... Read More »

Antibiotic Resistance in Southeast Asia and the Philippines


“The truth is, like humans, pathogens too adapt to survive. In the process, they evolve in forms that existing drugs can no longer beat them.” Multi-drug resistant pathogens are now found in every region of the world. No thanks to heavy drug (antibiotic) misuse. World Health Organization (WHO) officially pronounced multi-drug resistance as a serious threat to public health in its first global report on antibiotic resistance last April 30. Pathog... Read More »

Common Illnesses in the Philippines


...many pinoys share in one glass or cup. They consider it a proof of brotherhood. Also, many Filipinos love to eat in carinderias by the street without even sanitary permits. They love street foods with sweet and spicy sauces put in one large container for all to dip their kikiams and fish balls. For these reasons, Hepatitis A, other forms of Liver Disease, Typhoid Fever and other diarrheal diseases are common illnesses in the Philippines. Many Pin... Read More »

MERS-CoV Update in the Philippines and Abroad


The World Health Organization (WHO) released an update on Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Corona Virus (MERS-CoV) on May 15, 2014. In the report, 572 human cases, including 173 deaths from the dreaded disease around the world have so far been reported to the international health organization. While the Philippine Department of Health (DOH) claims Philippines to be MERS-CoV-free to date, at least 3 more Filipinos have died in the Middle East sin... Read More »

Health Today Philippines

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Dengue Vaccine in the Philippines Available Soon


The long wait may be over. Dengue vaccine will soon be available in the Philippines. image The common and often fatal vector-borne disease of the tropics and subtropics, Dengue Fever, occurs all year round. It infects 50 to 100 million people every year according to a New York Times article published online about the upcoming vaccine. Sadly, the World Health Organization (WHO) in their website says that there are  no sp... Read More »

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