FAQs on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-2019) Posted: Friday, February 21, 2020 In view of the need to keep the public abreast with accurate and relevant information, the Department of Health wishes to provide the public with right information about the COVID-2019:1. What are coronaviruses?
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses causing a range of illnesses, from the common cold to more serious infections such as those caused by Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-related Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-related Coronavirus (SARS-CoV). Coronavirus can also cause a variety of diseases in farm animals and domesticated pets.2. What are the symptoms and possible complications of a coronavirus infection?
Common signs of coronavirus infection include flu-like and respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath, and breathing difficult...read full story
MANGROVE MICROORGANISMS TAPPED AS NEW SOURCE OF ANTIBIOTICS Posted: Thursday, February 20, 2020
Mr. Carlo Chris Apurillo presenting the results of their study during the NRCP Regional Basic Research Caravan in Tacloban City.
Some 22 fungi species living in mangroves have been isolated and identified by experts to produce compounds that can be used for drug creation. These fungi are called endophytes which are microbes that reside inside host plants.
There is an urgent need to develop new and effective agents to treat infectious diseases particularly drug-resistant bacterial infections which is now a growing threat to human health, said Mr. Carlo Chris Apurillo who reported on behalf of their researchs team leader Thomas Edison dela Cruz during NRCP Regional Basic Research Caravan last January 15, 2020 at Leyte Normal University in Tacloban City.
Mr. Apurillo added that t...read full story