Dengvaxia vaccine row wreaks havoc on Philippine war on disease

Widespread fears over a controversial dengue vaccine that some blame for child deaths are wreaking havoc on the Philippines’ war on preventable diseases, with many parents refusing to get their children immunized, a senior health official said Friday. Immunization rates for polio, chicken pox, tetanus and other diseases are significantly down from previous years since ...

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Beware of fake BPI online banking URL

Beware of fake BPI online banking URL

Before you log-in to your online banking account, check your URLs first. According to an announcement from the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) released earlier today, a fake...

Philippines probing 14 deaths amid dengue vaccine furore

Philippines probing 14 deaths amid dengue vaccine furore

The Philippines is investigating if the deaths of 14 children had any link to a dengue vaccine whose use the government has suspended due to health concerns, officials said...

Philippines plans to sue Sanofi over dengue vaccine: Health Secretary

Philippines plans to sue Sanofi over dengue vaccine: Health Secretary

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 to...

Philippines ‘prepared for worst’ in dengue vaccine concerns

Philippines ‘prepared for worst’ in dengue vaccine concerns

The Philippines is prepared for a “worst-case scenario” following warnings that an anti-dengue vaccine administered to thousands of children may worsen the disease in...

Philippines suspends world-first dengue vaccine after warning from manufacturer

Philippines suspends world-first dengue vaccine after warning from manufacturer

The Philippines said Friday it had suspended use of a landmark vaccine for the potentially deadly dengue virus after its manufacturer warned it could worsen the disease in some...

Birth control failures leave ‘slum moms’ in tough position

Birth control failures leave ‘slum moms’ in tough position

At age 33 and raising six children in a slum named “Paradise Village”, Myrna Albos is Exhibit A for the Philippines’ serial family planning failures. The...

Almost 100 students hospitalized after drinking ‘soap-tasting’ shake, juice

Almost 100 students hospitalized after drinking ‘soap-tasting’ shake, juice

Nearly 100 students from Sta. Lucia High School in Novaliches, Quezon City were rushed to nearby hospitals after experiencing symptoms of food poisoning. The students complained...

2 people cleared of suspected bird flu infection

2 people cleared of suspected bird flu infection

The two farm workers suspected to have been hit by the avian flu outbreak tested negative for the virus, officials said this morning. The Department of Health (DOH) said yesterday...

Chicken lovers beware: Philippines declares first ever bird flu outbreak

Chicken lovers beware: Philippines declares first ever bird flu outbreak

The Philippines declared its first ever outbreak of the H5 strain of bird flu on Friday, but said there had been no cases of humans infected. An immediate cull was ordered for all...


 

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