MERS virus - updates

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DOH: Patient at RITM tests negative for MERS

Feb 20, 2019 - 9:03 PM

DOH Calabarzon Regional Director Eduardo Janairo says the patient is still under observation to determine the cause of pneumonia

DOH monitoring suspected MERS case in Laguna

Feb 20, 2019 - 2:11 PM

DOH Undersecretary Eric Domingo says they are still waiting for the results of lab tests to confirm if the patient has the viral respiratory disease

MERS. This undated handout picture courtesy of the British Health Protection Agency shows the Coronavirus seen under an electron microscope. AFP PHOTO / British Health Protection Agency

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Jul 06, 2015 - 6:38 PM

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Bangladesh reports first case of MERS virus

Jun 15, 2014 - 9:02 PM

With 3 millions Bangladeshis working in the Middle East it was only a matter of time before MERS arrived in the country

MERS. This undated handout picture courtesy of the British Health Protection Agency shows the Coronavirus seen under an electron microscope. AFP PHOTO / British Health Protection Agency

UAE coronavirus death toll rises to 10: minister

Jun 04, 2014 - 10:24 PM

The MERS coronavirus has killed 10 people and infected 68 in the United Arab Emirates since March 2013 but neighboring Saudi Arabia remains the country worst hit by the virus

MERS. This undated handout picture courtesy of the British Health Protection Agency shows the Coronavirus seen under an electron microscope. AFP PHOTO / British Health Protection Agency

Scientists find compound to fight virus behind SARS and MERS

May 31, 2014 - 2:49 AM

Edward Trybala from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden and Volker Thiel from the University of Bern discovers a compound called K22 appearing to block MERS and SARS Both currently have no cure

MERS. This undated handout picture courtesy of the British Health Protection Agency shows the Coronavirus seen under an electron microscope. AFP PHOTO / British Health Protection Agency

Saudi MERS death toll reaches 115: ministry

May 05, 2014 - 7:24 PM

The country s number of MERS cases meanwhile has risen to 414 the world s highest tally

MERS. This undated handout picture courtesy of the British Health Protection Agency shows the Coronavirus seen under an electron microscope. AFP PHOTO / British Health Protection Agency

Deadly Middle East respiratory virus strikes in US

May 03, 2014 - 7:43 AM

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 401 people in 12 countries have been confirmed to have MERS including the US patient

MERS. This undated handout picture courtesy of the British Health Protection Agency shows the Coronavirus seen under an electron microscope. AFP PHOTO / British Health Protection Agency

Jordan records two new MERS infections

May 01, 2014 - 11:53 PM

Jordan reported the first death of MERS virus this year in February after two previous fatalities in 2012

MERS. This undated handout picture courtesy of the British Health Protection Agency shows the Coronavirus seen under an electron microscope. AFP PHOTO / British Health Protection Agency

Ona on MERS: Nat’l ID system needed to track victims faster

May 01, 2014 - 5:20 PM

One week to trace possible carriers of deadly virus is too long as what happened with the attempt to track passengers of Etihad Airways Flight EY 0424 says the health secretary

Health Secretary Enrique Ona (center) in Cagayan de Oro, Dr. Jose Chan, chief of Hospital of Northern Mindanao Medical Center (left), Health Assistant Secretary Romulo Busuego. Photo by Bobby Lagsa

Teenager among 11 new MERS cases in Saudi

Apr 23, 2014 - 5:06 PM

The new cases bring to 272 the total number of MERS infections including 81 deaths registered across the kingdom since the virus was first detected in 2012

MERS. This undated handout picture courtesy of the British Health Protection Agency shows the Coronavirus seen under an electron microscope. AFP PHOTO / British Health Protection Agency

Saudi health minister sacked as MERS toll rises

Apr 22, 2014 - 12:38 AM

Abdullah al Rabiah was replaced by Labor Minister Adel Fakieh

MERS. This undated handout picture courtesy of the British Health Protection Agency shows the Coronavirus seen under an electron microscope. AFP PHOTO / British Health Protection Agency

PH boosts MERS monitoring after UAE nurse scare

Apr 19, 2014 - 2:17 PM

2ND UPDATE The male Filipino nurse from the UAE who initially tested positive for MERS is declared free of the virus after further tests

Another foreigner dies of MERS in Saudi

Apr 18, 2014 - 11:15 PM

The 55 year old woman whose nationality was not disclosed was suffering from chronic illnesses a statement says Her case brings the death toll to 73

MERS. This undated handout picture courtesy of the British Health Protection Agency shows the Coronavirus seen under an electron microscope. AFP PHOTO / British Health Protection Agency

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Apr 16, 2014 - 9:32 PM

Lacson accuses the Romualdezes of mounting an anti government rally The first MERS case in PH confirmed RH law proponents say proper implementation will improve Filipinos’ lives

Saudi reports two new cases of MERS virus

Nov 09, 2013 - 6:11 PM

The two new cases are both Saudis the country s health ministry says

DEADLY NEW VIRUS. This undated handout picture courtesy of the British Health Protection Agency shows the Coronavirus seen under an electron microscope. AFP PHOTO / British Health Protection Agency

WHO convenes emergency talks on MERS virus

Jul 05, 2013 - 9:39 PM

The World Health Organization WHO says it has convened emergency talks on the deadly MERS virus

EMERGENCY TALKS. The World Health Organization (WHO) says it has convened emergency talks on the deadly MERS virus. Photo by AFP