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RITM Briefer
RITM Briefer
The Research Institute for Tropical Medicine of the Department of Health is the country’s center or infectious and tropical diseases, with expertise in research, laboratpry diagnosis, training, health care, and biologicals production. Established in 1981 with the signing of E.O....

Questions and Answers on Immunization and Vaccine Safety
Questions and Answers on Immunization and Vaccine Safety
Immunization is the most effective way to save lives and prevent life-threatening infectious diseases. There is a an estimated two to three million deaths averted each year because of vaccines and immunization. Learn more about the frequently asked questions about...

Understanding CYD14 or the clinical trial phase of the dengue vaccine
Understanding CYD14 or the clinical trial phase of the dengue vaccine
The Phase III or dengue vaccine clinical trial started last 2011. The study conducted in the five Asian countries, including the Philippines, is called the Dengue vaccine CYD14 study. The Dengue vaccine CYD14 study has two phases: (1) the active...

Understanding Clinical Trials
Understanding Clinical Trials
Clinical trials are critical to the development of new drugs and vaccines to control infectious diseases. RITM conducts clinical trials to provide technical information which can help decision makers assess the safe and effective use of these interventions in public...

First Avian Flu Outbreak in PH Infographic
First Avian Flu Outbreak in PH Infographic
The Department of Agriculture (DA) confirmed the first bird flu outbreak that caused thousands of deaths among chickens, quails, and ducks in Pampanga on August 11, and in Nueva Ecija on August 18. With the identification of the highly-pathogenic Avian...

Disaster Prepareness Safety Tips
Disaster Prepareness Safety Tips
Published at RITMUpdate Volume 4 Issue 2 (April-June...

What is Zika?
What is Zika?
Know the key facts about Zika virus through this...

MERS-Cov Guide for healthcare facilities
MERS-Cov Guide for healthcare facilities
Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is a respiratory illness caused by a virus called Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus, or MERS-CoV. Last February 2015, RITM confirmed and managed the first Middle East Respiratory Syndorme Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) case in the Philippines. ...

Interim guidelines for specimen collection, packaging, and transport
Interim guidelines for specimen collection, packaging, and transport
Ebola virus disease, more commonly called Ebola, is a viral hemorrhagic fever of humans and other primates caused by ebolaviruses. Control of outbreaks requires a systematic coordination between the community and the medical and laboratory personnel. This infographic illustrates the guidelines in specimen collection, packaging and...

RITM: Enabling effective response to MERS-CoV and other novel infectious disease threats
RITM: Enabling effective response to MERS-CoV and other novel infectious disease threats
The Philippines is prepared in responding to potential infectious disease threats with RITM’s capability for rapid detection methods, fully-equipped laboratories and hospital facilities, and trained personnel. This infographic illustrates the statistics received by the Surveillance and Response Unit on the...