Pakistanis advised to avoid non-essential travel to Philippines after Measles Outbreak

09 February, 2019, 08:08 | Author: Sherman Richardson
  • The Philippines fights the outbreak of measles in the capital region

An outbreak of measles has been declared in Metro Manila, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Western Visayas, and Central Visayas, which came following a dip in immunization coverage a year ago following the controversy on anti-dengue vaccine Dengvaxia.

Children with measles are treated as their parents accompanied them along a hallway inside the pediatric ward of the San Lazaro Hospital in Manila, the Philippines, Feb. 7, 2019.

Duque said health officials were "very frustrated" with the outbreak despite their warnings that the "Dengvaxia scare", which he had blamed on the campaign against the dengue vaccine led by Public Attorney's Office chief Persida Acosta, would lower confidence in vaccines.

Cruz, Manila. The Department of Health has declared a measles outbreak in Metro Manila and in four other regions.

The number of measles cases rose from 791 in 2017 to 5,120 in 2018.

Samsung patent reveals camera-wielding S-Pen fit for James Bond
Including a camera in the stylus and producing a phone with a beautifully seamless screen could be an extra selling point. This would be the smartphone here and the S Pen would confirm that the image or picture has been taken by the camera.


Florida official resigns after being fined for licking man's face
Former city commissioner Nancy Oakley denied the allegations in her resignation letter , The Tampa Bay Times reported Wednesday. Oakley had a 'habit of licking men that either she was attracted to or thought that she had authority over, ' Crawford said.


Russian court sentences Jehovah's Witness to six years in prison
The almost 622 days Mr Christensen has already spent in confinement will reportedly count for about half of the six-year sentence. Russian Federation officially banned the Jehovah's Witnesses in 2017 and declared the religious group an extremist organization.


He attributed the deaths to "low vaccine coverage because of the Dengvaxia scare". "We are now looking at big outbreak and hundreds, even thousands, are expected to die every year if this trend continues", she said, urging parents to vaccinate their children.

Based on validated data, Duque said 575 cases including nine deaths have been recorded in Calabarzon, a figure that represented a 2,538 increase over the measles cases reported a year ago. This prompted the DOH to suspend its immunization programme, which was launched by President Benigno Aquino III. "Supportive measures like building the nutritional status of the sick person and increasing oral rehydration are important measures to increase body resistance and replace lost body fluids caused by coughing, diarrhea, and perspiration", Duque said.

The health department recently said that 830,000 school children aged 9 and older were given the drug, a revision from an earlier estimate of 740,000.

Amid the outbreak, the House of Representatives also on Friday approved on second reading an act expanding the coverage of the mandatory basic immunization program and providing a system in the determination of other types of vaccine-preventable diseases, amending Republic Act (RA) 10152 or the "Mandatory Infants and Children Health Immunization Act of 2011".

To intensify the information drive for measles vaccination, Corpin instructed the city health centers to reach out to the households to bring the vaccines to them. "He was saddened, so he said it should be addressed immediately", Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo said. "I can not be blaming her for that", he said. All they have to do is just have their children checked.

Recommended:



Popular

Grammys 2019: 21 Savage Will Likely Miss Show Due to ICE Arrest
When he did, he allegedly also threw out a bottle containing an unknown substance, which was taken into evidence. Jay Z released a statement on Facebook that said Savage deserved to be reunited with his family immediately.

Chris Brown Tells Offset to Fight Him Over 21 Savage Meme
If you don't get yo a hip a hop a hibbet a hibbet to the hip hip hop and ya don't stop the rockin face a- out of my comments. A lot of celebs have been sharing tons of more or less hilarious memes involving 21 Savage these days.

New Bugatti Chiron Sport "110 ans Bugatti" Celebrates 110th Anniversary
Behind the C line, set off by a contrasting colour, the extraordinary engine receives sufficient air for combustion and cooling. Based on the Chiron Sport, the limited-edition package features a "Le Bleu-Blanc-Rouge" theme to match France's tricolor flag.

Apps Are Secretly Recording Your On-Screen Activity
In theory, Glassbox's services come with screen masking, which should occlude on-screen sensitive information with black bars. But it's not the only app to gather information about what users are up to, and to feed this back to developers.

Mazda's 30th Anniversary MX-5 comes in new Racing Orange
Opting for the automatic transmission-why would you ever, though?-adds $499 to the softtop's price and $400 to the cost of the RF. Inside, there are Recaro seats with orange accents along with Alcantara on the door trim and instrument panel.

John Dingell, Longest Serving Member Of US Congress, Dies At 92
In retirement, Dingell remained engaged on Twitter , where he was a prolific critic of President Donald Trump . John Dingell will be driven past the Capitol in Washington, where he was a member of Congress for 59 years.

Is Maurizio Sarri right to call Manchester City Europe's best team?
Trent Alexander-Arnold, Georginio Wijnaldum and Jordan Henderson were all pictured returning to training on Thursday. Joe Gomez is recovering from an operation after suffering a setback in his return from a broken leg.

Ireland's Kearney set for 6 Nations return
It's unfortunate for the three boys, and to lose three world-class players in one position is hard . "And then you have to make another change".

Gmail Now Uses TensorFlow to Detect 100 Million More Spam Emails
The company says it's using some of TensorFlow's capabilities to detect 100 million more spam emails every day. As Google claims that Gmail already blocks 99.99% of spam , so working out that last percentage is hard.

Kim Kardashian is 'kinda stressing' over having four kids
Her fear of spiders got the best of her; even though there weren't any creepy crawlies, she kept thinking there would be. Kim Kardashian West (L) and Kanye West attend the Nas "Nasir" Album Listening Session on June 14, 2018 in New York City.