Posts Tagged polio

DOH vaccination activity vs measles, rubella, polio extends until March 7

Aileen Cerrudo   •   March 4, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—The Department of Health (DOH) has extended the Measles, Rubella, and Oral Polio Vaccine Supplemental Immunization Activity (MR-OPV SIA) until March 7. The health department said this is in...

DOH urges parents to avail of free polio, measles, rubella vaccination until Feb. 28

Marje Pelayo   •   February 24, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) is encouraging parents to have their children vaccinated against common but highly contagious viral diseases such as measles, polio, and rubella. The...

DOH to conduct nationwide anti-measles, polio vaccination starting Oct. 26

Robie de Guzman   •   October 7, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) on Wednesday announced it is set to hold a nationwide supplemental vaccination activity against measles, rubella, and polio starting Oct. 26 amid...

Children without anti-measles vaccines more susceptible to other diseases

Maris Federez   •   November 12, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health is looking into the recently released Harvard Medical School study on the possibility that children who are not inoculated with anti-measles vaccines may...

Indonesia requires travelers from PH to secure int’l certification vs. polio

Marje Pelayo   •   October 29, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Embassy in Jakarta on Monday (October 28) issued an advisory regarding the Indonesian government’s newly imposed measures for travelers coming from the Philippines following the...

DOH confirms third polio case in Philippines

Robie de Guzman   •   October 28, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) on Monday confirmed the third polio case in the country. According to DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III, the third case is a...

WHO declares eradication of second strain of wild poliovirus strain

Robie de Guzman   •   October 25, 2019

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared that wild poliovirus type 3 (WPV3) has been eradicated worldwide, hailing the development as a “historic achievement for humanity.” The WHO made the...

DOH probing emerging cases of diphtheria, other infectious diseases in PH

Robie de Guzman   •   September 25, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Apart from polio, cases of other infectious diseases such as diphtheria have also emerged in some parts of the country, the Department of Health (DOH) said. In...

Gov’t of Australia warns its citizens against polio outbreak in PH

Marje Pelayo   •   September 25, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Australian government on Tuesday (September 24) issued a travel advisory to its citizens warning them against the health risks of polio virus. Australians are also advised...

DENR to check rivers for coliform content amid polio outbreak

Marje Pelayo   •   September 25, 2019

MANILA Philippines – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) will conduct testing of water samples from all rivers across the country amid the ongoing outbreak of poliovirus. The...

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