Michael Yang

Health Dept: Foreigner positive for MERS-CoV

Health Dept: Foreigner positive for MERS-CoV

The Department of Health confirmed that a 36-year-old foreigner tested positive for the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). This is the second confirmed MERS case in the country. Health Secretary Janette Garin said the patient traveled from Saudi Arabia, passing by Dubai in the Middle East. The foreigner is currently in isolation at the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine. Garin said the patient has been responding to treatment and is likely to recover soon. Downplaying fears of transmission, the health secretary said 8 close contacts of the patient have already been identified and are now under quarantine.

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