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Singapore grapples with deadly dengue

SINGAPORE is on track to record its worst dengue outbreak in history, with new weekly cases that have surpassed Covid-19 cases in the city-state.

Dengue cases almost double in 6 months

DENGUE cases almost doubled in the six months to July to 167,607 from a year earlier, the Department of Health said yesterday, weeks after declaring a national epidemic for the viral disease transmitted by mosquitoes.

Dengue cases in Davao Region up 60%; highest in Davao City

DENGUE CASES in the Davao Region increased by about 60% to 4,345 during the first seven months of the year compared with the same period last year, the regional office of the Department of Health reported last week.

DoH declares national dengue epidemic

THE DEPARTMENT of Health (DoH) on Tuesday declared a national dengue epidemic, with patients reaching nearly 150,000 so far this year.

Rural health centers tasked to serve as hydration units in dengue...

RURAL HEALTH Units (RHUs) in Western Visayas have been directed to serve as hydration centers for possible dengue-afflicted patients but do not exhibit such warning signs as abdominal pain and persistent vomiting.

Dengue outbreak declared in Iloilo City following all 5 provinces in...

A WEEK after all the five provinces in Western Visayas declared a dengue outbreak, Iloilo City Mayor Jerry P. Treñas followed suit on Monday as he expressed alarm over the increasing number of cases in the region’s center.

Dengue emergency unit set up as hospitals struggle with high number...

THE Philippine Red Cross has set up a dengue emergency medical unit at the Jesus M. Colmenares District Hospital in Balasan as both government and private hospitals in Iloilo struggle with the high number of dengue patients in need of medical attention.

Dengue deaths reach 94 in Western Visayas

NINETY-FOUR people have died of dengue in Western Visayas — the region with the highest number of cases — as of July 19, according to data from the Department of Health-Center for Health Development-Region 6 (DOH-CHD-6).

Dengue death toll reaches 202

THE DEATH toll from the dengue outbreak this year has reached 202 through July 13, the nation’s disaster management agency said yesterday.

Health officials issue national dengue alert

HEALTH OFFICIALS issued a national dengue alert after cases of the viral disease transmitted by mosquitoes peaked to more than 100,000 as of June, a record since 2016.

Dengue cases rise amid persistent rains

DENGUE cases rose 8 percent in the week ending June 22 from a year earlier amid continued rains, the Department of Health said in a statement yesterday.

Iloilo province to declare state of calamity to address dengue outbreak

THE EXECUTIVE Order (EO) issued last July 6 by Iloilo Governor Arthur R. Defensor Jr. declaring a dengue outbreak in the province will be submitted to the provincial board this week to serve as basis for the declaration of a state of calamity.

Deaths due to dengue in Western Visayas more than double to...

DENGUE CASES in the Western Visayas Region rose to 8,613 in Jan-May this year from 2,886 in the same period 2018, with deaths more than double at 48 from 23, based on the data from the Department of Health-Center for Health Development (DoH-CHD)-Region 6.

33 deaths due to dengue reported in Central Visayas

DENGUE CASES in Central Visayas increased to 5,339 during the Jan. to March 16 period this year, with 33 deaths recorded. Department of Health officials in the region reported that in the same period last year, there were 1,598 cases with 11 deaths.

DoH: Q1 dengue cases rise

THE Department of Health (DoH) said dengue cases from January to March 2, 2019 increased drastically compared to the same period last year and reminded the public to help prevent the illness.

Study: Higher dengue risk in kids who got Sanofi vaccine

AN ANALYSIS of data on Sanofi’s dengue vaccine, which has been given to more than 800,000 school children in the Philippines, confirms it increases the risk of hospitalization and severe dengue in those who had never previously been infected with the mosquito-borne virus.

Supplemental budget for medical aid to Dengvaxia patients up for approval...

Senator Loren B. Legarda on Monday, May 28, said the Senate aims to pass on third and final reading the P1.16 billion supplemental budget...

Groups file more evidence against Aquino over Dengvaxia controversy

The Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) and the Vanguard of the Philippines Constitution, Inc. (VPCI) submitted to the Department of Justice (DoJ) on...

Health chief calls for mass testing of children given Dengvaxia

Department of Health (DoH) Secretary Francisco T. Duque on Tuesday, March 13, said the agency is coordinating with University of Pittsburgh and University of...

Sanofi: No refund for used dengue vaccine

FRENCH PHARMACEUTICAL giant Sanofi on Monday told the Philippines it would not refund the cost of used doses of a dengue vaccine after the...

Dengvaxia probe resumes amid new allegations

AMID RECENT developments, the House committees on health and on good government and public accountability continues its probe today, Feb. 5, on the controversial...

Improved anti-dengue vaccine seen from mess

CHICAGO -- New dengue vaccines being developed by Takeda Pharmaceuticals Co. Ltd. and US government scientists are poised to provide a safer alternative to...

Ex-TESDA chief Syjuco files ‘plunder, mass murder’ complaint vs Aquino, Garin...

AUGUSTO SYJUCO, former head of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority and former lawmaker, filed on Friday complaints of plunder and mass murder...

House grills Sanofi; Aquino to face Senate

A PARTY-LIST congressman, in the House of Representatives’ first inquiry into the Dengvaxia controversy, has demanded an apology from Sanofi Pasteur, not for injecting...

Gov’t to ‘demand’ refund from Sanofi: Duque

HEALTH Secretary Francisco T. Duque III said on Friday, Dec. 8, will seek indemnification from French pharmaceutical company Sanofi in the wake of its...

PHL plans to sue Sanofi over vaccine — DoH chief

THE PHILIPPINES intends to sue Sanofi after authorities suspended the pharmaceutical giant’s anti-dengue vaccine in response to the company warning the drug could lead...

Gov’t halts sale of Sanofi vaccine

THE government has ordered French drug maker Sanofi to stop the sale, distribution and marketing of its Dengvaxia dengue vaccine after the company last...

Manufacturer disputes claim of deaths due to vaccine

By Arra B. Francia Reporter FRENCH PHARMACEUTICAL company Sanofi Pasteur on Monday, Dec. 4, dispelled reports that three patients who received the dengue vaccine last year...

DIY dengue test kits out

PHILAB Holdings Corp., through its brand LABitDx, has launched the Dengue NS1 Ag self-test screening kits which are now available through the e-commerce company...

DIY dengue test kits out

PHILAB Holdings Corp., through its brand LABitDx, has launched the Dengue NS1 Ag self-test screening kits which are now available through the e-commerce company...

Mosquitoes: can’t live with ‘em, can’t live without ‘em

Paris — Mozzies. Skeeters. Stingers. Whatever you call them, mosquitoes don’t get much love from our species. And why should they? The buzzing bloodsuckers make...

Climate change may boost spread of Zika, other viruses

PARIS — As Europe and the United States brace for the likely arrival of the Zika virus from Latin America this summer, experts warn...