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WHO and Transfer of MERSCoV from one person to another requires close contact

MANILA (PNA) -- The World Health Organization (WHO) said over the weekend that MERSCoV (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Corona Virus) is a disease that is not easy to be transferred from one person to another. The disease (referring to MERSCoV) is very difficult to spread from one person to the next. It is a disease that you do need close contact for that virus to spread from one person to the next,” said Dr. Julie Hall, WHO country representative during Friday press briefing held at the Department of Health (DOH) in Tayuman, Manila.


Mamasapano villagers experience trauma - DOH

MAMASAPANO, Maguindanao – Many residents of this sleepy town turned battle zone in January have experience trauma and need medical and psychological intervention, the Department of Health Thursday said. Dr. Kadil Sinolinding, regional secretary of the Department of Health in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DOH-ARMM), led a medical mission in the village of Tukanalipao, site of bloody encounter between police Special Action Force and Moro rebels, which also affect thousands of civilians.


Mlang blast victims get aid

CITY --- The North Cotabato provincial government extended
cash and relief grants to the families of the two fatalities in the
December 31 bombing of the public market in Mlang, North Cotabato.Cynthia
Ortega, provincial disaster risk reduction and management officer, on
Wednesday said the office of Gov. Emmylou Taliño-Mendoza released
P20,000 each to the families of Kristene Salo and Zenaida Suello, who


IPHO-Maguindanao seeks help in fight vs. dengue

CITY – Health officials in Maguindanao today appealed to residents
to intensify cleanliness in surroundings and destroy breeding sites of dengue carrying
The appeal was issued byDr. Tahir Sulaik, Maguindanao health chief.Sulaik
reported that in 2014, the number of dengue cases has increased as compared to
January to December 2014, the Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO), which
Sulaik also heads, recorded 431 dengue cases with six deaths.Buluan


2 die, 67 hospitalized due to 'Malaria' in Maguindanao

COTABATO CITY - Two Maguindanaons were killed this year in the province due to malaria, a mosquitoe borne infectious disease, Dr. Tahir Sulaik said.Sulaik, Maguindanao Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO) chief, said 67 others from Maguindanao's 36 municipalitiescontacted the disease from January to December 15 this year.As compared last year, the number of malaria cases monitored in Maguindanao was higher this year.Malaria
is a mosquito-borne infectious disease of humans and other animals caused by


Soft but lethal 'Piccolo' cuts SoCot farmer's finger

– A 43-year-old man was among the 16 Christmas Eve revelers wounded in South
Cotabato due to a banned firecracker, health authorities said.The injury was
so serious for a farmer from Surallah, South Cotabato that physicians recommended
to severe one of his fingers after a piccolo, a soft but dangerous firecracker,
went off while in his hands.


Drugstore ignores harassment of child mistaken as shoplifter

Drugstore ignores harassment of child mistaken as shoplifterCOTABATO CITY -- The local management of the Mercury Drug refused to apologize for the maltreatment of a 16-year-old student of the Notre Dame University (NDU) here whom a security guard mistook for a shoplifter last Monday.Relatives of Li Owen Chua, who, as a child, is protected by Republic Act 7610, also known as Anti-Child Abuse Law, said officials of the Mercury Drug are simply passing the blame on the security guard, whose surname is Biñez, as an excuse.Binez belonged to the Asiatic Security and Detective Agency, a contracted


8 Kidapawan students positive for illegal drug use - mayor

KIDAPAWAN CITY - Eight students of various public schools here were found positive of illegal drug use, an official today said.No less than Kidapawan City Mayor Joseph Evangelista made the public announcement about young students, who he did not identify, after theywere found positive of illegal drug use following a randomdrug test. The city government, he said, will continue monitoring the students along with their parents and guardians. Evangelista was surprised to learn that some of the students' parents were also into illegal drug use.


IPHO-Maguindanao pushes for 4 o'clock habit as dengue cases rise



(UPDATE) Amoebiasis downs villagers in NorCot

ALEOSAN, North Cotabato -At least 62 persons were downed by amoebiasis in a remote village of Aleosan, North Cotabato over the weekend.Dr. Miguelita Patinio of Aleosan District Hospital said of the number of those who complained of severe stomach pain, stress, gas pain,and experienced vomitting, majority have been discharged. Only four remained in the hospital and will be discharged today, she told DXMS Radyo Bida today.About 20 of
the patients were minors aged 18 and below.



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