PH is ebola-free – DOH

By on April 8, 2014



The Department of Health (DOH) announced on Friday that the Philippines is maintaining its ebola-free state despite the epidemic in Guinea and Africa.

Since both countries do not have direct connections to the country, there’s a very small chance of infecting the Philippines, said DOH Public Health Surveillance Unit Chief Dr. Vito Roque. Despite these reports, DOH continues to monitor entry points to country, such as sea ports and airports using fever scans.

Ebola manifests symptoms such as fever, vomiting, muscle pain, and even rashes.

Symptoms include fever, muscle pain, vomiting, and rashes. As of April 5, a total of 95 deaths were recorded due to suspected cases of Ebola—86 from Guinea, 7 from Liberia, and 2 from Sierra Leone.

The virus can be transmitted to humans through human interactions and through most wild animals, especially fruit bats.

With report from Pia Bonalos of Solar News Philippines, Yahoo! News Canada, Washington Post