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OFWs reminded on ways to avoid MERS-CoV infection

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While there remains no travel restrictions in the Middle East, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) continues to advise Filipinos in the Arabian Peninsula to take precautionary measures amid the continuing threat of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome – Corona Virus (MERS-CoV).

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

QC woman who flew in from Middle East tests negative for MERS-CoV

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A Quezon City resident and passenger of the Etihad Airways flight EY 0424, which arrived last week from the Middle East, was negative of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

DFA, DOH urge OFWs not to panic over MERS-Cov

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Graphic on the outbreak of the MERS virus, first detected in April 2012. AFP

Do not panic and be taken in by rumors about the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus, or MERS-Cov.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipinos in Middle East urged not to panic amid MERS-CoV scare

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The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) advised Filipinos in the Middle East to remain calm and not panic amid the spread of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome – Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) as well as false rumors regarding it.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

OFW died of Mers-CoV in Saudi Arabia, says family

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Graphic on the outbreak of the MERS virus, first detected in April 2012. AFP

An overseas Filipino worker from Maguindanao, who had worked in Saudi Arabia about five years already, recently died of suspected Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome-Coronavirus (Mers-CoV), the family said here.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH boosts MERS monitoring after UAE nurse scare

Philippine Health Secretary Enrique Ona gestures as he talks with officials at the Department of Health in Manila, Philippines on Saturday, April 19, 2014. A Filipino nurse who tested positive for the Middle East virus has been found free of infection in a subsequent examination after he returned home, Ona said. AP

The Philippines said Saturday it was stepping up its defenses against the deadly MERS virus, with the large numbers of Filipino workers in the Middle East seen as potential carriers.

Posted: April 19th, 2014 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

DoH denies Filipino nurse no longer positive for MERS virus

Saudi medical staff leave the emergency department at a hospital in the center of the Saudi capital Riyadh on April 8, 2014. The health ministry reported four more MERS cases in Jeddah, two of them among health workers, prompting authorities to close the emergency department at the city's King Fahd Hospital. AFP PHOTO/FAYEZ NURELDINE

The Department of Health has denied reports that the Filipino quarantined for the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (MERS-CoV) no longer tested positive for the virus.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa,Philippines | Read More »

WHO warns vs spread of MERS-Cov, urges vigilance in taking precautions

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has recorded 243 infection cases of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome - Corona Virus (MERS-CoV) worldwide as of April 17, 2014, the latest include a man in Malaysia who came from a pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia. He is the first confirmed case in Southeast Asia of the spreading virus.

With the recent death of a Filipino health worker in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (MERS-CoV) and the arrival of another infected OFW here, the World Health Organization (WHO) urged healthcare facilities and the general public to take precautions to prevent the virus from spreading further.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

OWWA promises aid to family of MERS-CoV fatality

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Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz.   INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) assured that it will provide assistance to the family of the Filipino who died from the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

WHO, DOH see no need for travel ban due to ebola

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In this photo provide by MSF, Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders), taken on Friday, March 28, 2014, healthcare workers from the organisation, react, as they prepare isolation and treatment areas for their Ebola, hemorrhagic fever operations, in Gueckedou, Guinea. Health officials in the West African nation of Guinea say they're now treating eight cases of Ebola in the capital. Dr. Sakoba Keita, a spokesman for the health ministry, announced on national television the virus had reached the city of 3 million. Keita said Friday, March 28, 2014, at least 70 people have died in the country's south since the Ebola outbreak began last week. AP

There is no need to impose a ban on travel to countries where outbreaks of the ebola virus have been reported, according to the World Health Organization.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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