LGBTQ+ group: Set record straight on how monkeypox spreads

Krixia Subingsubing 08/08/2022

MANILA, Philippines — An LGBTQ+ group on Sunday urged both the public and health experts to help set the record straight about the transmissibility of monkeypox and end the stigma around the community after misinformation about its…

Good news and bad

Jose Ma. Montelibano - @inquirerdotnet 08/05/2022

It is August. There are occasional rains but no major storms so far. We had a bad earthquake and many in the northern part of the country are still reeling from it. At the same time, considering…

To prevent panic, Cebu City mulls info drive on monkeypox

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/02/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – In order to prevent panic and misinformation, the Cebu City Government is planning to conduct an education drive about monkeypox down to the grassroots level. City Health Officer, Dr. Jeffrey Ibones, said their…

Monkeypox outbreak: WHO lists common symptoms, cases, surveillance

Cristina Eloisa Baclig - Content Researcher Writer / @inquirerdotnet 08/01/2022

MANILA, Philippines—Almost a week after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the monkeypox outbreak as a global health emergency, the Philippines recorded its first case amid the rapid spread of the virus across the globe. On July…

Mandaue councilor: We’re waiting for DOH orders on handling possible monkeypox cases

Mary Rose Sagarino 08/01/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Mandaue City will be waiting for instructions from the Department of Health (DOH) about the management of possible monkeypox cases, but the city will be ready for it. City Councilor Nerissa Soon-Ruiz, chairman…

DOH-7 urges public to stay vigilant as C. Visayas remains free of monkeypox

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/01/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) on Monday, August 1, assures that the region remains free of any confirmed cases of monkeypox.  Nevertheless, the regional health office urged the public to…

Amid monkeypox threats, Gwen assures ‘no lockdown’

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/01/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Amid threats of monkeypox, there will be no more lockdowns in Cebu. Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia made this assurance as the Capitol on Monday, August 1, marked the start of its-monthlong celebration for its…

Filipino tests positive for monkeypox in Singapore

Zacarian Sarao 07/31/2022

MANILA, Philippines — A Filipino has been infected with monkeypox in Singapore, said the Department of Foreign Affairs (DOH) on Sunday. “There is one reported case of a Filipino male in Singapore who has been infected with…

Monkeypox: What to know amid unusual rise in cases

Cristina Eloisa Baclig - Content Researcher Writer / @inquirerdotnet 07/29/2022

(This report was first published by INQUIRER.net last May 23. We are reposting it to help prevent the spread of false information, panic or  rumors about the disease and in the wake of the discovery of one case in…

First case of monkeypox detected in PH

Neil Arwin Mercado - Reporter / @NAMercadoINQ 07/29/2022

Updated 2:05 p.m., 2:16 p.m. MANILA, Philippines — The first case of monkeypox has been detected in the Philippines, the Department of Health (DOH) reported Friday. DOH’s Dr. Beverly Ho said the case is a 31-year-old Filipino…

DOH eyes purchase of vaccines vs monkeypox

Kathleen de Villa 05/28/2022

The Department of Health (DOH) on Friday said it was looking to purchase more jabs and antiviral drugs, this time for the monkeypox disease that has spread even to countries where it is not endemic. The DOH…

Canada reports 10 new cases of monkeypox, including the first in Ontario

Reuters 05/27/2022

The Public Health Agency of Canada has confirmed 10 new cases of monkeypox, including the first case in the province of Ontario, bringing the country’s total to 26 cases, the agency said on Thursday. The province of…

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