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Saudi national in PH manifesting MERS-Cov symptoms dies—DOH

By: - Reporter / @NCorralesINQ
/ 01:22 PM October 03, 2015
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DOH Sec. Janette Garin. PHOTO FROM DOH FACEBOOK ACCOUNT

A Saudi national visiting the Philippines who manifested symptoms of the dreaded Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (MERS-Cov) has died, the Department of Health said on Saturday.

Health Secretary Janette Garin said the foreigner died on September 29, three days after he arrived in the country.

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Garin said the victim, whose identity was not disclosed, manifested symptoms of MERS-Cov on September 26 and was admitted to a private hospital in September 28.

The health official said that out of the 93 people he had contact with, 12 were “symptomatic” but tested negative for the deadly virus.

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She said that most of the contacts were hospital staff, hotel personnel and workers from the funeral parlor. Nestor Corrales/RAM

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