University of Philippines Manila

“Why Did This Physician Dress Up In A Creepy Beaked Mask At A Conference In Washington DC?” (

DR. EDSEL SALVANA dressed as plague doctor in an Infectious Diseases Week conference in Washington DC. “to call attention to the recent polio and measles outbreaks in the Philippines.”

“…Salvana’s home country of the Philippines has been hit hard by anti-vaccination beliefs and rhetoric and it has experienced a huge outbreak with 35,000 people infected and 500 deaths as of May 2019.”

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