diphtheria - updates

Rappler's latest stories on diphtheria


40 dead due to diphtheria since January 2019, but no outbreak – DOH

Sep 26, 2019 - 3:24 PM

The Department of Health is still studying the reasons for the increase in number of cases

DISEASE PROTECTION. Students use face mask to cover their nose at Jacinto Zamora Elementary School in Pandacan, Manila on September 25, 2019.  Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Indonesia vaccinates millions to halt deadly diphtheria outbreak

Dec 11, 2017 - 2:34 PM

Some 8 million children and teenagers across the Southeast Asian nation will receive the shot to prevent further spread of the disease which is caused by a bacterial infection

IMMUNIZATION. An Indonesian girl cries as she receives a vaccination shot against diphtheria at a village clinic in Jakarta on December 11, 2017. Adek Berry/AFP

Soon, vaccines in every rural clinic

Apr 23, 2015 - 9:57 AM

The health department will purchase at least 3 000 WHO prequalified vaccine refrigerators that will be distributed among rural health units