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OFWs reminded on ways to avoid MERS-CoV infection

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MERS-COV DOH Advisory

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 »

Search for Etihad passengers launched

Passengers walk past a thermal scanner at the medical quarantine area at the arrival section of Manila's International Airport in Paranaque, south of Manila, Philippines on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Philippine officials said a Filipino health worker who tested positive for the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus has arrived home from the United Arab Emirates. It’s the first known case of the deadly virus in the country. AP FILE PHOTO

The Department of Health (DOH) may have to track down more than 200 passengers of Etihad flight number EY0424 even if a returning male Filipino nurse who earlier tested positive for the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (MERS-CoV) has been cleared.

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

Tim Tebow’s charity hospital in Davao seen to open in 7 months

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Tim Tebow. AP FILE PHOTO

A state-of-the-art $3.5-million charity hospital for physically disabled children, which is being funded in part by Philippine-born American football superstar Tim Tebow, is now near completion and is expected to operate before the year ends.

Posted: April 20th, 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 »

5 Filipinos with MERS in UAE reported in stable condition

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Five Filipinos infected with the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) remain quarantined at a hospital in the United Arab Emirates but are in stable condition, the Department of Foreign Affairs saidSaturday.

Posted: April 19th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

OFW from UAE tests negative for MERS-Cov–health chief

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Passengers walk past the medical quarantine area showing information sheets for the Middle East respiratory syndrome corona virus at the arrival section of Manila's International Airport in Paranaque, south of Manila, Philippines on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. AP FILE PHOTO

The male Filipino nurse who tested positive for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (MERS-CoV) when he was still in the United Arab Emirates tested negative here based on results of a confirmatory examination by the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM), according to Health Secretary Enrique Ona.

Posted: April 19th, 2014 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa | 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 »

San Francisco business coalition slams proposed tax on sugary drinks

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A local coalition of small business owners declared opposition to a beverage tax as the city’s supervisors held a public hearing April 16 on a proposed ballot measure that would impose a 2¢ per-ounce tax on most sugar-sweetened beverages sold in the city.

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

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