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2 more PH nurses cleared of MERS

/ 06:57 AM September 12, 2015
Charles-Jose

Department of Foreign Affairs spokesman and Assistant Secretary Charles Jose. AFP FILE PHOTO

Two female Filipino nurses who were infected with the dreaded Middle East respiratory syndrome corona virus (MERS) in Saudi Arabia last month have been declared out of danger and have been taken out of the intensive care unit, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said.

One of the two nurses, a 29-year-old woman, is on her way to recovery but still confined at the hospital’s private ward, Assistant Secretary Charles Jose, the DFA spokesperson, told a news briefing on Friday.

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“She is now able to speak and her chemodialysis has already been stopped,” Jose said.

The other nurse, aged 32, was discharged from the hospital. Niña P. Calleja, Philippine Daily Inquirer

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