Pneumonia - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Pneumonia


Second person dies from SARS-linked virus in China

Jan 11, 2020 - 11:15 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Local authorities say a 69-year-old man died on January 15 in Wuhan, the central Chinese city believed to be the epicenter of an outbreak of a coronavirus from the same family as the deadly SARS pathogen

Duque orders check on travelers from China following reports of mystery viral pneumonia

Jan 05, 2020 - 8:50 AM

Chinese authorities have confirmed 44 cases of a mystery viral pneumonia, which sparked fears about a resurgence of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome or SARS

China confirms more cases of mystery viral pneumonia

Jan 03, 2020 - 9:57 PM

Authorities are still in the process of identifying the cause of the infection, but 'influenza, avian influenza, adenovirus infection, and other common respiratory diseases' have been excluded

China probes pneumonia outbreak amid SARS fears – state media

Dec 31, 2019 - 6:26 PM

News of the pneumonia outbreak in Wuhan leads to speculation online that it might be linked to SARS

Image from Shutterstock

Pneumonia epidemic is deadliest child killer – aid groups

Nov 12, 2019 - 9:04 AM

Pneumonia is preventable but still kills more children – 800,000 under the age of 5 last year – than any other infection, says UNICEF in a joint statement to mark World Pneumonia Day

DOH tips to protect yourself against flu, pneumonia

Jan 13, 2019 - 8:30 PM

Here's how you can avoid diseases which are common during cold weather

Graphic by Alyssa Arizabal

COA to Tacloban LGU: refund P36M of pre-Yolanda drainage project | Midday wRap

Nov 12, 2018 - 1:50 PM

Watch Rappler’s Midday newscast with Margie de Leon

Pneumonia to kill nearly 11 million children by 2030, study warns

Nov 12, 2018 - 10:33 AM

The study, published on World Pneumonia Day, finds scaling up existing vaccination coverage, coupled with cheap antibiotics and ensuring good nutrition for children, could save a total of 4.1 million lives

One more reason not to pick your nose: pneumonia

Oct 11, 2018 - 4:33 PM

British scientists say they have proved for the first time that the disease-causing bacteria can be transmitted manually via the nose and hands

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas leaves hospital

May 28, 2018 - 7:44 PM

Abbas walk without assistance and gives a short statement before leaving the hospital near Ramallah in the occupied West Bank

OUT OF HOSPITAL. Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas gives a short statement before leaving a hospital near Ramallah in the occupied West Bank on May 28, 2018 following 8 days of treatment for pneumonia.Photo by Abbas Momani/AFP

PhilHealth to reimburse fees regardless of hospitalization period

Oct 27, 2017 - 8:30 AM

PhilHealth members' confinement fees will now be covered if they were admitted due to pneumonia, acute gastroenteritis, and UTI even for just a day

WIDER COVERAGE. PhilHealth lifts its length of stay requirement in covering confinement fees due to 3 common diseases

Lakers forward Randle diagnosed with pneumonia

Jan 29, 2017 - 1:24 PM

The Lakers say he will be restricted from any activity for two to 3 days and will be examined again

PNEUMONIA. Julius Randle of the Los Angeles Lakers is diagnosed with pneumonia but may not miss any games. Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Ugandans invent 'smart jacket' to diagnose pneumonia

Jan 22, 2017 - 8:10 PM

The prototype Mama Ope Mother s Hope jacket can diagnose pneumonia up to 3 times faster than a doctor according to its inventors

Telecommunications engineer Olivia Koburongo fits a child with the mama-ope kit at the Makerere University of Public Health in Kampala on January 16, 2017.  A team of Ugandan engineers has invented a "smart jacket" that diagnoses pneumonia faster than a doctor, offering hope against a disease which kills more children worldwide than any other. / AFP PHOTO / ISAAC KASAMANI

U.S. woman dies of infection resistant to all 26 available antibiotics

Jan 14, 2017 - 1:02 PM

The cause of death was sepsis following infection from a rare bacteria known as carbapenem resistant Enterobacteriaceae which is resistant to all antibiotics available in the United States

1.4M senior citizens to get free pneumococcal vaccines

May 26, 2016 - 1:30 PM

The health department allocates P503 million for the purchase of the vaccines which senior citizens can get from health centers nationwide

A fair shot: Campaign to cut PH pneumonia vaccine price

Apr 12, 2016 - 10:41 AM

Although pneumonia is the best selling vaccine it is also the priciest NextDayBetter and MSF want to change that

The wRap Indonesia: Thousands flee after church-burning, Ahok popularity

Oct 15, 2015 - 6:00 AM

Other stories include the foreign death toll on the hajj stampede the murder trial date of a man accused of killing two Indonesian women and babies suffering from pneumonia due to the haze

Pneumonia fraud this time: PhilHealth stops paying 2 hospitals

Aug 04, 2015 - 6:16 PM

At least two hospitals are involved in upscaling simple cough or sore throats cases into pneumonia cases to claim higher benefit payments from PhilHealth

Singapore founding PM Lee Kuan Yew in ICU but 'stable'

Feb 21, 2015 - 8:06 PM

Lee the father of current prime minister Lee Hsien Loong is widely credited with transforming Singapore from an economic backwater to one of Asia s wealthiest economies in just over 3 decades

LEE KUAN YEW. In a book published in 2013, the Asian statesman said he feels weaker by the day and wants a quick death. File photo by EPA/Stephen Morrison

DOH: Only 2 under MERS-CoV check

Feb 17, 2015 - 1:11 PM

One of the Filipina nurse s co passengers in a February 1 flight from Saudi Arabia will go through another round of tests as per protocol He initially tested negative for MERS

MERS. This undated handout picture courtesy of the British Health Protection Agency shows the Coronavirus seen under an electron microscope. AFP PHOTO / British Health Protection Agency

Who will be Ona's successor?

Dec 20, 2014 - 2:51 PM

According to Rappler sources there are about 5 candidates being considered for the vacated post Among them are former health secretaries

COURTESY RESIGNATION. Former health secretary Enrique Ona resigns. File photo from the Department of Health

WHO: No complaint filed over DOH vaccines purchase

Nov 21, 2014 - 2:48 PM

The World Health Organization in the Philippines says it does not comment on any government investigation

De Lima to DOH: Stop publicly justifying vaccine issue

Nov 14, 2014 - 4:18 PM

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima advises the health department to submit its justifications to the Office of the President and the NBI

#AfterYolanda: 12,000 die of diseases in E. Visayas

Nov 12, 2014 - 4:19 PM

It s double the number of those who died during the storm Causes are hypertensive vascular disease pneumonia trauma and accidents cancer of all forms and tuberculosis

File photo by P.K. Lee/MSF

#PugadBaboy: Complain and explain

Aug 22, 2014 - 5:00 AM

[INFOGRAPHIC] Top killers: Diseases threatening undernourished children

Apr 18, 2014 - 3:45 PM

Undernourished children are at risk of dying from preventable diseases; they die because they are poor according to the Unicef

Arroyo's alternative medicine doctor unlicensed

Apr 01, 2014 - 7:50 PM

Dr Antonia Park according to the Professional Regulatory Commission is not authorized to practice medicine in the Philippines She faces charges of estafa and reckless imprudence resulting in homicide

Malnutrition, the Pied Piper and the lost children

Mar 31, 2014 - 11:18 PM

World Vision encourages those who have the means to take many small steps to save more children s lives

PIED PIPER OF DISEASES. The world is losing millions of children worldwide to malnutrition and preventable diseases. Screengrab from World Vision's short animation "The Pied Piper: A modern fairy tale"

Spain patient gets pneumonia by e-cigarettes –hospital

Mar 14, 2014 - 10:43 PM

It is the second case in the world of a breathing complaint related to the use of e cigarettes

Brittany Murphy's father says actress was poisoned

Nov 20, 2013 - 12:02 PM

Murphy died of pneumonia complicated by an iron deficiency anemia and multiple drug intoxication in 2009

#SONA2013: The state of public healthcare in the Philippines

Jul 22, 2013 - 2:25 PM

Rappler takes a look back at the Aquino administration s healthcare agenda

The fight against pneumonia

Jul 17, 2013 - 4:00 PM

Pneumonia is one of the primary causes of infant mortality in the Philippines

Existing vaccines can't protect vs H7N9 bird flu virus

Jul 04, 2013 - 2:02 PM

The H7N9 bird flu virus is a peril for humans because it replicates deep in the lungs where it can trigger a dangerous response from the immune system

UN aims to end child deaths from diarrhea, pneumonia

Apr 12, 2013 - 7:14 AM

Pneumonia and diarrhea account for 29 of all deaths in children under the age of 5

Mandela leaves hospital for 'high care' at home

Apr 07, 2013 - 10:48 AM

Nelson Mandela has left hospital after a 10 day stay and will now receive high care at home

Mandela spends fourth day in hospital

Mar 31, 2013 - 4:58 PM

Nelson Mandela remained in hospital for a fourth day Sunday and is treated for pneumonia

Mandela treated for pneumonia, breathing 'without difficulty'

Mar 31, 2013 - 12:10 AM

Mandela had a build up of fluid that had developed from a lung infection known as a pleural effusion or water on the lungs drained from his chest

Dolphy, the musical

Jul 06, 2012 - 2:44 PM

Two other Quizon kids update the media about their father s condition

NO MATTER WHAT, HE responds when his kids tell him they love him. Screen grab from YouTube

Pneumonia, diarrhea are top killers of kids: Unicef

Jun 08, 2012 - 8:27 AM

Unicef says these two diseases kill more than 2 million children each year