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about 6 days ago

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about 6 days ago

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about 1 month ago

he Department of Health warned that cases of mosquito-borne diseases such as dengue, chikungunya, and Japanese encephalitis typically rise during the rainy season.

about 1 month ago

The Department of Health said Sunday the Philippines is now bird flu-free, until new cases are reported.

about 1 month ago

The Department of Health says there are no confirmed bird flu cases in the country. But while the transmission rate of the virus is low, the DOH warns the strain is getting deadlier.

about 1 month ago

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about 1 month ago

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about 2 months ago

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about 2 months ago

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