Philippines: Typhoons prompt advisory over typhoid, cholera, leptospirosis and hepatitis A

With the flooding from Typhoon Gorio over the weekend, the Philippines Department of Health (DOH) issued a waterborne diseases advisory for the following–typhoid fever, cholera, leptospirosis, and hepatitis A. Typhoid fever is an infectious disease which is also known as enteric fever or just typhoid. It is caused by bacteria known as Salmonella typhi. It spreads […] The post Philippines: Typhoons prompt advisory over typhoid, cholera, leptospirosis and hepatitis A appeared…

August 16, 2017
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Dengue in the Philippines: Cases down 37%, Testing to be available at the malls

Case count down After reporting more than 200,000 dengue fever cases in each of the last two years, some great news is being reported by Philippine public health officials. During the first six months of 2017, officials report a total of 43,770 dengue cases nationwide. This number is 36.8 percent lower (25,527) compared to the same time […] The post Dengue in the Philippines: Cases down 37%, Testing to be available at…

August 15, 2017
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H9N2 avian influenza case reported in Chinese baby

A 2-month old female child who lives in Guangdong Province, China was confirmed positive for A(H9N2) influenza in June, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), becoming the third case in China this year. She had onset of influenza-like illness (ILI) on 28 April 2017. The patient was hospitalized on 9 June. A sample collected […] The post H9N2 avian influenza case reported in Chinese baby appeared first on Outbreak…

August 12, 2017
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Philippines: 1st avian influenza outbreak reported in Pampanga

Philippine health officials are closely monitoring the events surrounding an avian flu outbreak in poultry in Pampanga, as reported by the Department of Agriculture (DA). DA decided to cull around 500,000 chickens to contain the animal outbreak. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Pinol said at least 38,000 chickens have died of the Avian influenza Type A Subtype H5 in […] The post Philippines: 1st avian influenza outbreak reported in Pampanga appeared first on Outbreak…

August 11, 2017
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