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Duque asks Congress to pass bill creating PH Centers for Disease Control

Apr 16, 2020 - 6:30 PM

DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III also backs the passage of a measure allowing the government to stockpile on supplies critically needed during times of pandemics and other disasters

PANDEMIC. A patient suspected of having COVID-19 is pushed pushed on a stretched by workers from the East Avenue Medical Center on April 12, 2020. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Sidelining key health agency made U.S. 'less safe,' says ex-chief

Apr 14, 2020 - 12:58 PM

Tom Frieden says the country would be 'much better off' if its leadership had heeded the CDC's calls to action early on in the coronavirus pandemic

TOM FRIEDEN. In this file photo taken on July 12, 2016 Dr. Tom Frieden speaks about the Zika outbreak at the New America think tank in Washington, DC. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Attendee at conservatives' political summit has coronavirus

Mar 08, 2020 - 1:57 PM

This attendee 'had no interaction' with President Trump or Vice President Pence and 'never attended the events in the main hall' at the Conservative Political Action Conference near Washington DC, says the organizer

CPAC 2020. Members of set up crew work on the final setup during the annual Conservative Political Action Conference at Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center February 26, 2020 in National Harbor, Maryland. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

All the UAAP cheerdance tweets and memes you shouldn't miss

Nov 17, 2019 - 7:37 PM

Social media users certainly did not disappoint with their reaction posts this year

WATCH: UAAP Cheerdance 2019 teasers and cheer tutorials

Nov 16, 2019 - 8:59 PM

Get ready to cheer loud and proud as we show our school spirit in the 2019 UAAP Cheerdance Competition

HIGHLIGHTS: 2019 UAAP Cheerdance Competition

Nov 16, 2019 - 5:23 PM

Out to restart a fallen dynasty, the NU Pep Squad hopes to wow the crowd anew in its bid for back-to-back cheerdance crowns

U.S. identifies likely culprit of vaping illness outbreak

Nov 10, 2019 - 8:36 AM

The US-based Center for Disease Control and Prevention identify vitamin E acetate as responsible for the vaping-linked lung injury outbreak in the United States

'WE VAPE, WE VOTE.' Demonstrator vapes during a rally outside of the White House to protest the proposed vaping flavor ban in Washington DC on November 9, 2019. Photo by Jose Luis Magana/AFP

Businessman files cyber libel complaint vs CDC chief

Oct 15, 2019 - 2:21 PM

Renato Mendiola Jr insists that he is a 'legitimate businessman' and not an 'influence peddler,' as insinuated by Clark Development Corporation in a notice to the public posted on its Facebook page

CDC CHIEF. Clark Development Corporation chief Noel Manankil addresses a forum. Photo from the BCDA Facebook page

Adamson Pep coach promises 'faster, cleaner, fiercer' routine

Dec 07, 2017 - 6:03 PM

Free lechon is served and school hoodies given away to Adamsonians who had the best cheer

PARTY TIME. The Adamson Pep Squad set the tone for a party with their routine in this year's UAAP cheerdance competition.

IN PHOTOS: UAAP Cheer dance competition 2017 highlights

Dec 03, 2017 - 7:28 PM

Have a look at the best moments of UAAP CDC 2017 captured on our cameras

INEXTRAHAN. The UAAP CDC 2017 champs with a grand and clean pyramid that bagged them the Inextrahan! Pyramid Award. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Adamson Pep Squad captain Dwyeth Vergeire wins it all on his last day

Dec 03, 2017 - 11:34 AM

Graduating leader Dwyeth Vergeire and his squad aimed to only win the hearts of people, but they did not expect the trophy and medal

#80SFOR80. The Adamson Pep Squad took the hearts of people with them as they traveled back in the time to the 1980s. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Adamson University is UAAP Season 80 cheerdance champion

Dec 02, 2017 - 6:39 PM

(UPDATED) Adamson University Pep Squad claims UAAP Season 80 cheerdance competition crown, its first ever title in this event

CHAMPS AT LAST. Adamson University's years of hardwork finally paid off. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Clark Dev’t Corp chief denies corruption claims, goes on leave

Jun 29, 2017 - 5:53 PM

Because I am aware and that I adhere to the position of the President against corruption – even just hints of it – I fully submit to an impartial investigation on the allegations says CDC president and CEO Noel Manankil

LOA. CDC president and CEO Noel Manankil has taken a leave of absence beginning June 29, 2017, to allow an unimpeded investigation into corruption allegations against him. Photo from the CDC Communications Division Facebook page

Duterte wants Clark Dev't Corp president fired

Jun 29, 2017 - 10:37 AM

UPDATED President Rodrigo Duterte announces his plan to sack the CDC chief at the NEDA Board meeting on June 27

Kids aged 11-12 need just two doses of cancer vaccine

Oct 21, 2016 - 9:59 AM

Those aged 15 26 should continue to receive 3 doses says the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

DOH: Zika virus endemic in PH

Oct 04, 2016 - 8:54 PM

It was just established within the week that the Philippines is indeed endemic for Zika virus Category 2 says lawmaker Scott Davies Lanete who sponsored the health department s proposed budget at the Lower House

ENDEMIC. Health officials say the Philippines is endemic for Zika virus. File photo of a jar with larvas of Aedes eegypti mosquito by Jeffrey Arguedas/EPA

Zika-hit Miami neighborhood safe – Florida governor

Aug 08, 2016 - 12:21 AM

Florida Governor Rick Scott says authorities are doing a very good job of working to get rid of the mosquitoes which transmit the Zika virus

MIAMI, FL - AUGUST 06: A plane sprays pesticide over the Wynwood neighborhood in the hope of controlling and reducing the number of mosquitos, some of which may be capable of spreading the Zika virus on August 6, 2016 in Miami, Florida. This is the second round of aerial spraying in the area as the county continues to try and prevent the Zika virus from spreading. The CDC has advised pregnant women to avoid the area. Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

Continental US records first Zika-related death

Jul 09, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Health officials say the elderly victim who had an underlying health condition died in late June after traveling to a country where the mosquito transmitted virus is active

ZIKA VIRUS. A file photograph showing a mosquito 'Aedes aegypti', that transmit the Zika virus, in a laboratory in San Salvador, El Salvador, on February 7, 2016. File photo by Oscar Rivera/EPA

Zika linked to birth defects in 6 US cases

Jun 17, 2016 - 6:53 PM

The CDC says it will publish weekly results of women who are pregnant and infected with Zika

ZIKA. David Heymann (L), Chair of the World Health Organization (WHO) Emergency Committee on Zika, and Bruce Aylward (R), Executive Director ad interim of the Outbreaks and Health Emergencies Cluster of WHO, at the 3rd meeting of the Zika Virus Infection and Possible Neurological Complications Emergency Committee, at the World Health Organization (WHO), in Geneva, Switzerland, June 14, 2016. Photo by Salvatore di Nolfi/EPA

First US Zika-related death in Puerto Rico

Apr 30, 2016 - 7:45 AM

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has warned of a potential explosion of Zika cases in Puerto Rico possibly reaching into the hundreds of thousands

FIRST. In this file photo, Ana Rius, the Secretary of the Department of Health of Puerto Rico, speaks during a news conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico, January 28, 2016. Rius is quoted as saying the first Zika-related death in US soil involves a 70-year-old patient who died at the end of February. File photo by Jorge Muniz/EPA

Clark Development chief resigns to support Duterte

Apr 08, 2016 - 9:52 AM

Clark Development Corporation president and CEO Arthur Tugade and presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte were schoolmates at the San Beda College of Law

CDC CHIEF. CDC president and CEO Arthur Tugade (left) is reportedly leaving the Aquino administration to support another presidential candidate. Photo from CDC-CD

Men with Zika should wait 6 months before unprotected sex – US

Mar 26, 2016 - 10:50 AM

Meanwhile women confirmed to have Zika or who have its symptoms should wait at least 8 weeks after the illness first appears before trying to become pregnant

ZIKA VIRUS. This file photo taken on January 25, 2016 shows an Aedes Aegypti mosquito sitting on human skin in a lab of the International Training and Medical Research Training Center (CIDEIM) in Cali, Colombia. File photo by Luis Robayo/AFP

Eating peanuts helps infants avoid allergy, even after pause

Mar 05, 2016 - 12:34 PM

The latest study includes evidence gleaned from following 550 children age 5 to 6 some of whom stopped eating peanuts while others carried on

US details cases of 9 pregnant women with Zika virus

Feb 27, 2016 - 8:49 AM

Health officials say two of the women miscarried and two elected to terminate their pregnancies

ZIKA AND PREGNANCY. A picture made available on February 12, 2016 of Patricia Vieira de Araujo (L) holding her one-month-old granddaughter Manuelly Araujo da Cruz, who was born with microcephaly after being exposed to the zika virus during her mother's pregrnacy, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, February 11, 2016. File photo by Antonio Lacerda/EPA

US says increased Zika border screening ineffective

Feb 12, 2016 - 12:05 PM

Most people who are infected with Zika are asymptomatic and therefore could not be identified during the screening process says the Department of Homeland Security

ZIKA VIRUS. An employee of the municipality of Chacao fumigates the hall of a school during efforts to prevent the possible spread of the Zika virus in the country, in Caracas, Venezuela, February 5, 2016. File photo by Miguel Gutierrez/EPA

P135-million zoo, theme park to rise in Pampanga

Sep 01, 2015 - 6:41 PM

The 20 hectare development is seen to employ about 140 workers in the next 5 years Clark Development Corporation says

NEW TOURIST ATTRACTION. The P135-million ($2.89-million) project will include provision of haven for wildlife animals and establishment of a theme park

Texas Instruments to expand its Clark Freeport facility

Aug 30, 2015 - 8:04 PM

The semiconductor firm plans to invest 10 million for a new state of the art distribution center as it ramps up shipments to 1 9 million semiconductor units this quarter

Global study finds early treatment is effective against HIV

May 29, 2015 - 3:27 AM

The study began in 2011 in 35 countries with 4 684 HIV infected men and women over the age of 18

D​​OH on Dis​​neyland measles outbreak: Not one country’s fault

Feb 20, 2015 - 6:58 PM

Philippine health officials say that while the outbreak may be associated with the Philippines it doesn’t necessarily mean the first case was exposed to a Filipino

OUTBREAK. The theme park known as 'The Happiest Place on Earth' has a new contagion, measles, with an outbreak of 125 cases linked to Disneyland. File photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP

Disney measles outbreak spreads to more US states, Mexico

Jan 24, 2015 - 10:18 AM

Most – 42 – of the 51 cases are in California but three more have been found in Utah two in Washington and one each in Oregon Colorado Nebraska and Arizona

DISNEYLAND AND MEASLES. People visit Disneyland on January 22, 2015 in Anaheim, California. Photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP

CDC monitoring lab tech after possible Ebola exposure

Dec 25, 2014 - 7:48 AM

The technician is not currently showing any symptoms of the hemorrhagic fever

UNACCEPTABLE. CDC chief Tom Frieden orders a full review after one of its technicians may have been exposed to a live sample of the deadly Ebola virus. File photo by Jessica McGowan/Getty Images/AFP

Second US Ebola nurse is cured

Oct 29, 2014 - 8:24 AM

Amber Vinson the Texas nurse who was the second US healthcare worker infected with Ebola leaves the hospital appearing healthy

Ebola virus survivor Amber Vinson speaks at news conference upon her discharge from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 28 October 2014. Vinson was one of two nurses who contracted Ebola while treating Liberian citizen Thomas Eric Duncan at Texas Health Presbyterian in Dallas, Texas. Duncan died from the disease. Erik S. Lesser/EPA

US modifies Ebola guidelines after quarantine uproar

Oct 28, 2014 - 10:30 AM

The decision comes after UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon and health workers coming from Ebola hit areas strongly criticized the US quarantine guidelines

UPROAR. Charles King (L), Chief Executive Officer of Housing Works, and Peter Staley (R), American HIV/AIDS-LGBT rights activist, denounce the region's new quarantine rules outside the Bellevue Hospital Center where patients with, or are suspected of having, Ebola are being treated in New York, 27 October 2014. Justin Lane/EPA

US health chiefs in hot seat over flawed Ebola response

Oct 17, 2014 - 12:12 AM

Centers for Disease Control director Thomas Frieden has become the most prominent target of the criticism which has mounted as a second Texas health worker became infected with Ebola

CRITICISM. Center for Disease Control (CDC) head Dr. Thomas Frieden speaks during a briefing on the Dallas Ebola response at the CDC Headquarters on October 13, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. Frieden urged hospitals to watch for patients with Ebola symptoms who have traveled from the tree Ebola stricken African countries. Photo by Jessica McGowan/Getty Images/AFP

CDC cleared Ebola nurse to fly, mulls travel ban

Oct 16, 2014 - 11:32 PM

The decision to let her fly was based on in this case the disclosure from the health care worker in terms of her well being says CDC spokeswoman Barbara Reynolds

2nd US Ebola patient flew on domestic airplane: CDC

Oct 15, 2014 - 11:44 PM

The US Centers for Disease Control wants to speak with the 132 people on Frontier Airlines flight 1143

New York's JFK airport rolls out Ebola screenings

Oct 11, 2014 - 11:54 PM

UPDATED Passengers arriving from Liberia Sierra Leone and Guinea will have their temperatures taken and get assessments for signs of illness answering questions about their health and exposure history

JFK AIRPORT. Passengers wait in line at Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoint at John F. Kennedy International Airport, Queens, New York, USA, 09 October 2014. Justin Lane/EPA

Ebola toll passes 4,000 as fears grow worldwide

Oct 11, 2014 - 8:28 AM

From Australia to Zimbabwe and Macedonia to Spain people who showed signs of fever or had recent contact with Ebola victims are whisked into isolation units or ordered to stay in their homes

FIGHTING FOR LIFE. A paramedic wearing protective clothing visits ebola infected nurse Teresa Romero at Carlos III Hospital in Madrid, Spain, October 10, 2014. The health condition of Romero is serious but stable, according to Carlos III Hospital' sources. Another 13 people are in hospital under observation. Photo by Victor Lerena/EPA

US patient diagnosed with Ebola, first case outside Africa

Oct 01, 2014 - 5:44 AM

UPDATED US officials say the unnamed patient acquired the disease in Liberia and is not a healthcare worker

All doses of experimental Ebola drug sent to West Africa

Aug 12, 2014 - 8:48 AM

Mapp Bio: In responding to the request received this weekend from a West African nation the available supply of ZMapp is exhausted

MONITORING THE SPREAD. Dr. Stephan Monroe, deputy director of the national center for emerging and zoonotic infectious diseases, points out areas of Liberia in West Africa that have been affected by Ebola in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Emergency Operations Center in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 07 August 2014. Branden Camp/EPA

New Ebola cases amid fears epidemic 'out of control'

Aug 07, 2014 - 12:06 AM

UPDATED The spread of the disease comes as the World Health Organization WHO met in an emergency session in Geneva to decide whether to declare an international crisis

A view of the building of the World Health Organization (WHO) headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, 27 April 2009. Salvatore di Nolfi/EPA

RITM on top of preparations for possible Ebola cases

Aug 05, 2014 - 4:39 PM

Health Secretary Enrique Ona says the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine and several other hospitals have enough capacity to test the deadly Ebola virus

LABORATORY TEST. Specimen inactivation is part of the Ebola testing process by the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine. Screenshot from Youtube video

US evacuating two Americans sick with Ebola

Aug 02, 2014 - 8:11 AM

3rd UPDATE Charity group Samaritan s Purse says two of its staffmembers are in serious condition

'Forgotten freezer' held much more than smallpox – US

Jul 17, 2014 - 9:47 AM

US FDA: The investigation found 12 boxes containing a total of 327 carefully packaged vials labeled with names of various biological agents such as dengue influenza Q fever and rickettsia

UNDER THE LENS. Under a relatively-high magnification of 1125X, stained using the Gutstein's methyl violet staining method, this smallpox smear from a skin lesion of a smallpox patient revealed the presence of numerous viral particles, or elementary bodies (EBs), throughout the sample, which stain light to dark violet. Centers for Disease Control file photo

US gov't lab mixed up potent flu strain

Jul 12, 2014 - 9:14 AM

Centers for Disease Control director Tom Frieden only learned of the mix up 48 hours ago though the incident happened six weeks ago

75 US scientists may have been exposed to anthrax – CDC

Jun 20, 2014 - 9:57 AM

The scientists have been given antibiotics and are being monitored for signs of illness the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC says

The CDC′s Roybal campus in Atlanta, GA. James Gathany/CDC

PH linked to record-high measles cases in US

May 30, 2014 - 8:49 AM

Many of the US clusters originated after people traveled to the Philippines where a large measles outbreak has been ongoing since late 2013

FIGHTING MEASLES. A Filipino nurse injects an infant with a measles vaccine in Tondo, Manila. US health authorities say 32,030 measles cases have been reported in the Philippines. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

One in 68 kids has autism: US study

Mar 28, 2014 - 7:36 AM

One in 68 children in the US has autism according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

ONE IN 68. Sawyer Whitely who is autistic, holds the contoller as he plays selected games on a Microsoft X-box Kinect (screen to rear) February 21, 2014, at Steuart W. Weller Elementary School in Ashburn, Virginia. Paul J. Richards/AFP

Hundreds monitored in Taiwan after bird flu case

Jan 01, 2014 - 9:59 PM

Taiwan is monitoring hundreds of people who may have had contact with a mainland Chinese tourist infected with the bird flu

FEU Cheering Squad: Wilder and fiercer for the win

Sep 14, 2013 - 9:11 AM

FEU vows a wilder and fiercer routine for the 2013 UAAP Cheerdance Competition

WILDER AND FIERCER. The FEU Cheering Squad vows to bring it notches higher this year. Photo by Rappler/Josh Albelda.