Red Cross orientation and workshop on Ebola virus disease

December 6, 2014 by · Comments Off on Red Cross orientation and workshop on Ebola virus disease 

141205163927Philippine Red Cross Chairman/CEO and former senator Richard J. Gordon updates members and delegates from the regions on the Ebola virus awareness campaign as keynote speaker during their Ebola virus disease (EVD) orientation and workshop on Friday (December 5, 2014) at the Ramada Manila Central in Binondo, Manila. (PNA photos by Marvie A. Lloren)LAM/mal

WHO: Ebola virus death toll rises to 6,070

December 5, 2014 by · Comments Off on WHO: Ebola virus death toll rises to 6,070 

GENEVA, Dec. 4 — The number of people killed by the Ebola virus has exceeded 6,000 people, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a statement Wednesday.

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Cordillera health office prepares against Ebola

November 25, 2014 by · Comments Off on Cordillera health office prepares against Ebola 

BAGUIO CITY, Nov. 25 — The World Health Organization (WHO) in the Philippines has started conducting specialized training programs for health workers on how to detect and treat cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) and prevent its spread.

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Russia allocates USD20M to fight Ebola virus disease, vaccine being developed

November 14, 2014 by · Comments Off on Russia allocates USD20M to fight Ebola virus disease, vaccine being developed 

NAYPYIDAW, Nov. 13 — Russia has earmarked around USD20 million to combat the deadly Ebola virus disease, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said at the meeting of the East Asia Summit on Thursday.

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President Aquino assures enough doctors to attend to returning Filipino peacekeepers during 21-day quarantine period

November 8, 2014 by · Comments Off on President Aquino assures enough doctors to attend to returning Filipino peacekeepers during 21-day quarantine period 

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, Nov. 7 (PNA) — President Benigno S. Aquino III assured on Friday that there are enough military doctors and health personnel that will attend to the returning Filipino peacekeepers from Liberia who will be undergoing a 21-day quarantine period in Caballo Island near Corregidor.

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21-day quarantine for returning Filipino peacekeepers preventive measure against Ebola — DOH

November 8, 2014 by · Comments Off on 21-day quarantine for returning Filipino peacekeepers preventive measure against Ebola — DOH 

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, Nov. 7 (PNA) — The Department of Health (DOH) said Friday that the Filipino peacekeeping forces who will be returning next week from Liberia, one of the West African countries affected by the dreadful Ebola virus disease (EVD), will be placed in a quarantine facility at the Caballo Island near Corregidor.

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DOH resumes training of healthcare workers from private hospitals on handling possible EVD cases

November 5, 2014 by · Comments Off on DOH resumes training of healthcare workers from private hospitals on handling possible EVD cases 

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, Nov. 4 (PNA) — The Department of Health (DOH) began today the second phase of the three-day specialized training of healthcare workers from private hospitals as part of the government's comprehensive and coordinated response to the outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in some West African countries.

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Negros Occidental forms body to address infectious disease prevention, control

October 29, 2014 by · Comments Off on Negros Occidental forms body to address infectious disease prevention, control 

BACOLOD CITY, Oct. 28 — The Negros Occidental Provincial Infectious Disease Action and Control Committee (PIDACC) was formed Monday to coordinate inter-agency collaboration on the prevention and control of infectious diseases, particularly the Ebola virus disease (EVD).

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21,799 passengers screened for Ebola in India

October 15, 2014 by · Comments Off on 21,799 passengers screened for Ebola in India 

NEW DELHI, Oct. 14 — India has screened a total of 21,799 passengers from countries affected by Ebola outbreak since August 1 at its 18 airports nationwide, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.

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21,799 passengers screened for Ebola in India

October 15, 2014 by · Comments Off on 21,799 passengers screened for Ebola in India 

NEW DELHI, Oct. 14 — India has screened a total of 21,799 passengers from countries affected by Ebola outbreak since August 1 at its 18 airports nationwide, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.

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