polio cases in the Philippines - updates

Rappler's latest stories on polio cases in the Philippines

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DOH confirms 17th polio case in the country

Feb 15, 2020 - 5:58 PM

The patient is a one-year-old boy from Cabanatuan City in Nueva Ecija

DOH confirms 4 more cases of polio in PH

Jan 16, 2020 - 3:46 PM

One of the 4 new cases was found in the National Capital Region, marking the first case of the disease in Metro Manila since an outbreak was announced in September 2019

VACCINES WORK. Residents of Barangay Batasan Hills in Quezon City, along with their children join the Department of Health's catch-up polio vaccination on October 14, 2019, to stop the spread of polio in the country. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

DOH confirms more environmental samples with polio

Nov 27, 2019 - 5:25 PM

(UPDATED) Of the 26 environmental samples that tested positive for the poliovirus, 25 were obtained in Metro Manila, says the Department of Health

Health workers conduct door to door anti-polio mass vaccination at the Baseco Compound in Manila on October 14, 2019 following the outbreak of the disease declared by Department of Health last month. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

DOH confirms Philippines' 8th case of polio in Basilan

Nov 25, 2019 - 3:40 PM

A 9-year-old girl from Basilan is the latest known case of polio in the country. Out of the 8 cases, 7 are from Mindanao.

Children have their anti-polio vaccine during a mass polio vaccination at Luzviminda Health Center in Luzon Street, Sampaloc, Manila on October 14, 2019 following the outbreak of the disease declared by Department of Health last month. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

DOH confirms 3 more cases of polio in Mindanao

Nov 20, 2019 - 4:38 PM

The announcement brings the number of cases of poliovirus in Mindanao to 6

DOH confirms 3rd case of polio since outbreak

Oct 28, 2019 - 1:48 PM

The Department of Health says the girl did not receive any dose of oral polio vaccine

POLIO VACCINATION. Health workers conduct door to door anti-polio mass vaccination at the Baseco Compound in Manila on October 14, 2019 following the outbreak of the disease declared by Department of Health last month. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

[PODCAST] Bakit kailangang magpabakuna?

Oct 18, 2019 - 4:22 PM

Bakit nagkaroon ng panibagong polio outbreak sa Pilipinas at paano ito maaayos?

EXPLAINER: Ano ang polio?

Oct 01, 2019 - 8:44 PM

Ano ang polio at paano maiiwasan ang pagkalat nito? Panoorin ang video explainer ng Rappler.

With polio back, EcoWaste wants more DOH funds to build toilets

Sep 22, 2019 - 10:58 AM

Only P2 million is allotted under the DOH's proposed 2020 budget to build sanitary toilets

POLIO OUTBREAK. The Department of Health declares a polio outbreak after the first case of the disease was recorded in the country after 26 years.

DOH confirms 2nd case of polio in the Philippines

Sep 20, 2019 - 6:23 PM

A day after declaring a polio outbreak in the country, the health department says the disease is found in a 5-year-old boy from Laguna

SECOND CASE OF POLIO. The Department of Health confirmed a second case of polio in Laguna, September 20, 2019.

Residents warned vs swimming in Davao River amid polio outbreak

Sep 20, 2019 - 5:25 PM

(UPDATED) Davao City Health Officer Josephine Villafuerte says the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine confirmed the presence of the poliovirus in the Davao River after conducting sampling and testing in August

DAVAO RIVER. Health officials ask Dabawenyos to refrain from swimming in the Davao River after it tested positive of the poliovirus. File photo from Wikipedia

'Polio vaccine is very safe,' DOH reminds public amid epidemic

Sep 20, 2019 - 1:55 PM

'Please, I beg of you, for the sake of our children...make sure they have proper hygiene and they get vaccinated,' Health Secretary Francisco Duque III appeals to the public as polio cases reemerge in the Philippines after 19 years

VACCINES ARE SAFE. The Department of Health urges parents to get children vaccinated amid the recently-declared polio epidemic.

PH declares polio outbreak as disease returns after 19 years

Sep 19, 2019 - 3:53 PM

The Department of Health says a 3-year-old girl from Lanao del Sur tests positive of the poliovirus, the first case of the disease since the country was declared polio-free in October 2000

EXPLAINER: What is polio?

Sep 01, 2019 - 7:22 PM

The DOH says the Philippines is at high risk for poliovirus transmission. Why so? And how do we prevent the long dormant disease from coming back?

HIGH RISK FOR POLIO. The Department of Health says the Philippines is at high risk for poliovirus transmission and advices parents to get children under 5 vaccinated to prevent the disease.

DOH warning: Philippines at high risk for polio

Aug 17, 2019 - 6:51 PM

The Department of Health sees a high risk for transmission of poliovirus because of low vaccination coverage, poor early surveillance of polio symptoms, and substandard sanitation practices

HIGH RISK FOR POLIO. The Department of Health says the Philippines is at high risk for poliovirus transmission and advices parents to get children under 5 vaccinated to prevent the disease.