Cebu Doc opens first ARID Center to prepare vs COVID-19

By Rosalie O. Abatayo 03/20/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A private hospital in Cebu City has opened an Acute Respiratory Infection + Diarrhea (ARID) triage and holding area as part of its contribution in the fight against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Dr.…

Island in Daanbantayan declares diarrhea outbreak

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag, Nestle L. Semilla 02/23/2017

THE Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) has declared a diarrhea outbreak on Carnaza Island in Daanbantayan town, northern Cebu since last Monday after several people fell ill allegedly due to contaminated water. Dr. Rennan Cimafranca,…

Diarrhea outbreak declared in Carnaza Island

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 02/23/2017

Cebu City–The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7), on Monday, declared diarrhea outbreak in Carnaza Island, Daanbantayan, 128.6 kilometers north of here. A total of 101 diarrhea cases have been recorded in the area since first…

Dengue cases in Central Visayas up by 148%

Carmel Loise Matus 07/22/2016

PARENTS, beware. The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) reports an “alarming” 148% rise is dengue cases from January to July 16 this year with almost four times as many deaths compared to the same period…

4 kids confined after eating lechon

Melissa Q. Cabahug 08/14/2015

Four children in Tudela town, Camotes island were hospitalized after eating lechon or roasted pig whose meat may have been spoiled. The children, aged 3, 5 and 12, said the pork had an unpleasant smell and was…

Ensuring safe food in schools

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 06/08/2015

The Regional Epidemiological Surveillance Unit (RESU-7) has reminded food peddlers to ensure that the food they sell, especially in schools, is safe. Parents, students and teachers are advised to check if vendors and school canteens have sanitation…

Tainted food handlers’ gloves

Dr. Philip S. Chua 11/10/2014

There are more and more fast food chains requiring their food handler to use gloves when preparing food items, as an indication of hygiene and food safety. The idea, on the surface, appears to be a good…

Labella orders water suppliers in Guadalupe to halt operations

Jose Santino S. Bunachita, Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 10/06/2014

Acting Mayor Edgardo Labella has ordered water suppliers in barangay Guadalupe to temporarily stop their operations pending the results of water samples after six residents from sitio Katugasan were brought to the hospital last Saturday. Cebu City…

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