Category: Health

What is severe dengue?

MANILA — Many parents of children who were vaccinated with Dengvaxia are worried over French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi Pasteur’s admission that the vaccine could cause “severe” cases of dengue for those who have not been exposed to dengue. Dengue virus is transmitted through mosquito bite. The incubation period of the disease is four to 10…

Progressive doc gets threatening text messages

“Despite harassments and threats, we encourage everyone to be strong and steadfast in their commitment to serve the people.” By BULATLAT MANILA – Progressive health groups condemned the harassment of one of their leaders who received death threats via text message yesterday. In his Facebook post on Aug. 20, ophthalmologist Dr. Darby Santiago, who is…