Author: Joyce Anne Quinto
RITM-DOH to hold 11th Postgraduate Course in Infectious Disease and Tropical Medicine in March 2017
RITM-DOH to hold 11th Postgraduate Course in Infectious Disease and Tropical Medicine in March 2017
MANILA – The Research Institute for Tropical Medicine – Department of Health (RITM-DOH) is set to conduct the 11th Postgraduate Course in Infectious Disease and Tropical Medicine on 16 to 17 March 2017 at the RITM Auditorium in Alabang, Muntinlupa...

Second National Drug Resistance Survey on Tuberculosis in the Philippines
Second National Drug Resistance Survey on Tuberculosis in the Philippines
Tuberculosis, or TB, is a contagious disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis which most frequently targets the lungs. The bacteria can be transmitted from person to person by droplet nuclei from the throat and lungs of people with TB. The latest...

Fact Sheet: Rabies
Fact Sheet: Rabies
Rabies is an acute infection of the central nervous system with a fatal outcome and no effective cure. According to the World Health Organization WHO, rabies ranks 12th among the major killer diseases with around 10 million people exposed annually....

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...