Tuesday, April 22, 2014

DOH issues Health Advisory to the Public on MERS-CoV

Department of Health issued an advisory to public on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. They advised the all the passenger s of Etihad Airlines flight EY 0424 that arrived in NAIA from Abu Dhabi last Tuesday, April 15, 2014 to get in touch with DOH thru their hotlines.

Below is the full text of the Advisory.

One of the passengers of Etihad Airlines flight EY 0424 that arrived in NAIA from Abu Dhabi last Tuesday, April 15, 2014, was a Filipino male nurse who had tested positive for the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) Corona Virus. We wish to advise the following passengers who were also aboard that flight to get in touch immediately with the Department of Health (DOH) through the following 24-hour hotlines: 711-1001; 711-1002; 


You may also send a text message to the Philippine National Police through 2920 on any network. As this disease is transmitted through close contact, those closest to you are the ones most at risk, in case you may be infected. As a health precaution, you are directed to submit to a simple nose-and-throat swab examination at the nearest DOH facility to which you will be guided. This procedure will rule out the possibility of infection, or ensure that you will get prompt medical attention if needed. Thank you for your kind cooperation.
For the list of passengers click the link HERE provided by Manila Bulletin thru Scrib.

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