Tag Archives: Infectious Diseases

6-Year-Old Dies in Spain’s First Diphtheria Case Since 1987

6-Year-Old Dies in Spain’s First Diphtheria Case Since 1987

  Madrid, Spain – A 6-year-old boy has died in Spain’s first case of diphtheria since 1987, his hospital said Saturday. The child had not been vaccinated against the disease amid controversy ...

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US Healthcare Firms Eye Local Partners in Philippines

US Healthcare Firms Eye Local Partners in Philippines

  MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Just how lucrative are the health products and services industries in the country? Is there more room for new players to enter the domestic market?  Eight US ...

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Brain Abnormalities in People with Chronic Fatigue: Study

Brain Abnormalities in People with Chronic Fatigue: Study

  WASHINGTON, October 29, 2014 (AFP) – A study of 15 patients with chronic fatigue syndrome has found that patients’ brains have at least three distinct abnormalities when compared to ...

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Legacy of SARS in Asia Offers Lessons for Ebola Fight

Legacy of SARS in Asia Offers Lessons for Ebola Fight

  HONG KONG, November 2, 2014 (AFP) – The SARS outbreak of 2003 put Hong Kong on the frontline of a global health crisis — but the city’s ultimately successful ...

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Philippine LGUs Lag in Immunization Drive

Philippine LGUs Lag in Immunization Drive

  MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Local government units are supposedly the front-line providers of basic public health, safety, and welfare services. Quite ironically, however, many LGUs are laggards in the delivery of ...

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DoH Scores Opposite Outcomes in Battle VS 2 Infectious Diseases

DoH Scores Opposite Outcomes  in Battle VS 2 Infectious Diseases

  MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Win some, lose some. Considering that the war against diseases has many fronts, some battles are won handily; others turn into excruciatingly slow, protracted struggles. Take ...

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