polio in the Philippines - updates

Rappler's latest stories on polio in the Philippines


Cebu waterways off-limits to public after poliovirus found in river

Feb 17, 2020 - 6:16 PM

Aside from closing off waterways, local government units will be intensifying their vaccination and information campaigns against the polio virus

MAYORS MEET. Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes and Edgar Labella meet to discuss how to prevent a polio outbreak after the virus was discovered in local waterways. Photo from Mandaue City Public Information Office

DOH Bicol warns region is high risk for polio outbreak

Nov 08, 2019 - 3:43 PM

DOH Bicol is aiming to immunize from polio about 125,000 children below five years old

VACCINE. File photo of a child receiving the anti-polio vaccine in Baseco Compound in Manila. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

DOH confirms 4th case of polio in the Philippines

Nov 05, 2019 - 9:31 PM

A test conducted by the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine and the National Institute of Infectious Diseases-Japan confirms the country's 4th case

VACCINATION. Children get their anti-polio vaccine during a mass polio vaccination at Luzviminda Health Center in Luzon Street, Sampaloc, Manila, on October 14, 2019. File photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Recto urges DOH to boost immunization drive, 'triage' its budget

Sep 21, 2019 - 3:55 PM

Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto says 'at least 4 items' in the DOH’s proposed 2020 budget could be used to increase the national immunization drive turnout