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COVID-19 cases hit 10,343; death toll at 685 — Health dep’t

THE Department of Health reported 339 new coronavirus infections on Thursday, bringing the total to 10,343.

Jail mass tests planned as infections near 8,000

THE Department of Health is planning to conduct mass testing for COVID-19 infections in the country’s overcrowded jails to avert a contagion, as the national tally neared 8,000.

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COVID-19 cases rise to 803; death toll at 54

THE Department of Health (DoH) on Friday reported yet again the biggest daily increase in novel coronavirus infections with 96 new cases, bringing the total to 803.

Customs OKs 189 shipments of COVID-19 medical supplies

THE Bureau of Customs (BOC) has processed 189 shipments of medical supplies and other emergency items needed for responses against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) as of Thursday.

DoH assures safety of civilians, Pinoys from cruise ship

FILIPINOS coming home from a coronavirus-stricken cruise ship in Yokohama will be strictly monitored, the Department of Health (DoH) said on Monday.

DoH ready to repatriate Pinoys on virus-stricken cruise ship

THE Department of Health (DoH) said on Friday that repatriation measures are ready as they expect at least 460 Filipinos who had been quarantined for the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) on board cruise ship MV Diamond Princess to come home on Sunday.

Polio resurgent, Health dep’t says

THE DEPARTMENT of Health reported a case of polio this year after almost two decades of being free from the disease.

Duque says reconsideration of Dengvaxia vaccination program not on the table

AMID THE declaration of a nationwide dengue alert, Secretary Francisco T. Duque III said the Department of Health (DoH) is not considering just yet a possible revival of the controversial Dengvaxia vaccination program.

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).

DoH to include Japanese Encephalitis vaccine in immunization program

THE DEPARTMENT of Health (DoH) announced on Tuesday that it will now include vaccines for Japanese Encephalitis (JE) in its immunization program, beginning in regions with the most number of reported cases last year.

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...

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...

Former health chief appointed to DoH

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte on Thursday, Oct. 26, appointed Francisco T. Duque III to the Department of Health which he once headed during President...

DoH affirms ‘very rare’ risk of bird-flu infection

By Ian Nicolas P. Cigaral, Reporter THE Department of Health (DoH) on Friday said there were no confirmed cases of avian influenza transmitted to humans...

DoH addresses rare diseases

By Nickky Faustine P. de Guzman WHAT COMES to mind when you hear of a rare disease called “Maple Syrup Urine”? Some may think that...

The nation’s HIV status

By Zsarlene B. Chua Fewer people are becoming infected with HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) around the world but the Philippines is, worryingly, trending in the...