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Sudan generals, protest leaders ink constitutional declaration

Aug 04, 2019 - 7:20 PM

The agreement builds on a power-sharing deal and provides for a joint civilian-military ruling body to oversee the formation of a transitional civilian government and parliament

SIGNED. From left to right, Ethiopian mediator Mahmoud Drir, protest leader Ahmad Rabie, and General Mohamed Hamdan Daglo, Sudan's deputy head of the Transitional Military Council, celebrate after signing the constitutional declaration, at a ceremony attended by African Union and Ethiopian mediators in the capital Khartoum on August 4, 2019. Photo by Ashraf Shazly/AFP

WHO warns against counterfeit anti-rabies vaccines, serum

Jul 18, 2019 - 8:14 PM

The World Health Organization says investigations and laboratory analyses are ongoing to better assess the products’ risk to public health

RABIES. Dogs are the main source of human rabies deaths, according to the World Health Organization. Photo from Shutterstock

DOH wants Philippines rabies-free by 2030

Mar 05, 2019 - 2:30 PM

Rabies is considered a public health problem in the Philippines as the highly fatal infection causes at least 200 deaths every year

RABIES VACCINE. The DOH asks pet owners to have their pet vaccinated to avoid deaths from the highly fatal rabies disease. Photo from Shutterstock

Viral post inflames public anger in China vaccine scandal

Jul 24, 2018 - 4:55 PM

The furor over alleged shady dealings by a major vaccine producer shatters an already fragile trust in regulators and illustrated the rising frustrations of China's increasingly sophisticated consumers

CHINA'S VACCINE SCANDAL. A container used for clinical waste is seen at a private clinic that performs vaccinations in Hong Kong on July 24, 2018. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

Chinese president calls latest pharma scare 'vile'

Jul 23, 2018 - 9:51 PM

The mounting scandal stemming from a sub-standard rabies vaccine raises questions about the safety of China's entire vaccine industry and sends drug company shares tumbling

PHARMA SCARE. Vials containing the vaccine for rabies are seen as a local market supervisory authority official conducts a check at a hospital in Rongan in China's southern Guangxi region on July 23, 2018. Photo by AFP

Konsumsi daging anjing dari perdagangan ilegal berpotensi sebarkan rabies

Nov 03, 2017 - 9:30 AM

Koalisi DMFI mengusulkan microchip yang berisi identitas anjing peliharaan

Bohol town declared rabies-free zone in PH

Sep 30, 2017 - 10:58 PM

It is 'one big step towards the achievement of our ultimate goal of Bohol being a rabies-free declared province by 2020,' says Bohol Governor Edgar Chatto

Malaysia hit by first rabies deaths in almost 20 years

Jul 05, 2017 - 3:15 PM

Authorities are battling a rare outbreak of the disease

#PugadBaboy: Rabies kills

Apr 16, 2016 - 5:00 AM

13 treated in Zamboanga after eating meat of rabid dog

Mar 15, 2015 - 2:17 PM

4 adults and 9 children are being treated after they ate the meat of a dog infected with rabies

PH spends less than P1B to fight neglected tropical diseases

Mar 10, 2015 - 4:07 PM

The country s health department only has P887 182 612 20 03 million in its 2015 budget for NTDs This is billions of dollars lower than the 2 9 billion recommended by the World Health Organization

NEGLECTED TROPICAL DISEASES. A Filipino leprosy patient's hand is seen as he joins a rally outside the Tala Leprosarium in Caloocan City, Manila, Philippines on February 16, 2009. File photo by Alanah Torralba/EPA

WHO: Rabies control in Visayas improved

Feb 20, 2015 - 1:00 PM

Investment in dog vaccination is the more cost effective way to control and eliminate rabies says the World Health Organization

VACCINATE DOGS. In this file photo, a Filipino holds her pet as the dog receives free vaccination shots in Makati City, Philippines. File photo by Rolex Dela Pena/EPA

WHO urges billions to fight neglected tropical diseases

Feb 19, 2015 - 1:30 PM

The World Health Organization urges countries to invest billions of dollars to tackle 17 neglected tropical diseases which kill 500 000 people globally each year

Yolanda a year after: No major disease outbreaks recorded

Oct 29, 2014 - 9:22 PM

That really is quite remarkable A typhoon of this level of devastation you would expect to see disease outbreaks says WHO s Julie Hall Still she warns that communities in affected areas remain vulnerable

NO MAJOR OUTBREAKS. Spanish medical volunteer Manuel Pardo Rius (R), 33, and Pablo Carreno Tormo (L), 34, administer a measles vaccine to a young typhoon victim during the WHO-UNICEF vaccination program inside the damaged San Antonio church in the super typhoon devastated town of Basey, Samar province, Philippines, Nov 28, 2013. File photo by Dennis M. Sabangan/EPA

Bali to continue anti-rabies dog cull as gory video emerges

Jul 27, 2014 - 3:27 PM

Among the white sandy beaches luxury villas and temples authorities on the Indonesian island of Bali are carrying out mass culls of dogs in an anti rabies campaign

‘BRUTAL.’ This screengrab of a video posted on YouTube shows a uniformed employee smiling as she takes a photograph of a fluffy Pomeranian before the dog is injected. Youtube.com

Summer diseases: What you need to know

Apr 05, 2014 - 7:03 PM

Do not let these illnesses stop you from enjoying the season Here s what you need to know about remaining healthy this summer

Egyptian journalist killed as police, Islamists clash – security

Mar 29, 2014 - 8:17 AM

The casualties include an Egyptian woman journalist who worked for privately owned Al Dustour newspaper She was shot in the head while covering clashes

PH seeks to end rabies deaths in two years

Mar 10, 2014 - 9:34 PM

By making at least 70 of the country s 10 million dogs resistant to the rabies virus the department hopes to remove the disease as a cause of human death by 2016

RABIES RESISTANT. The Philippines aims to end rabies deaths by 2016 by vaccinating majority of the country's 10 million dogs. Photo from Shutterstock

Science wRap: Body clocks, climate and conflict, monogamy

Aug 05, 2013 - 3:01 PM

This week: Resetting your body clock monogamy and evolution and the link between hot climate and hot heads

Rabies outbreak jumps species in Taiwan

Jul 31, 2013 - 10:28 PM

Taiwan health authorities have been battling to contain a rabies outbreak among so called ferret badgers with at least 18 cases confirmed so far

FIRST AID. Fire Department ambulance staff help a local resident who was bitten by her own pet cat while getting the rabies vaccine in New Taipei City on July 30, 2013. Photo by AFP / Mandy Cheng