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Philippines confirms 5 total coronavirus MERS deaths in Saudi Arabia

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  • Philippines confirms 5 total coronavirus MERS deaths in Saudi Arabia

    MANILA, Philippines The deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) Coronavirus has killed two more Filipinos in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Thursday, May 22.

    One of them died on May 12, and the other on May 18, DFA spokesman Charles Jose said in a text message.

    This brings to 5 the total number of Filipinos killed by the MERS Coronavirus, Jose added.

    Data from the World Health Organization, as of May 16, show at least 181 people died due to the MERS Coronavirus. Based on reports reaching the WHO, the virus has infected at least 614 people.

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    Re: Deadly mers coronavirus kills 2 more Filipinos in Saudi Arabia


    Filipino nurse dies of coronavirus in Jeddah
    JEDDAH: Irfan Mohammed
    Published Friday 23 May 2014

    Last update 23 May 2014 3:14 am

    A Filipino nurse who was working at a leading private hospital in Jeddah died after she became infected with the coronavirus.

    Twenty-eight-year-old Michelle Coloquio was admitted to King Fahd Hospital on May 7 after contracting the deadly virus and died on May 18, according to family sources.

    Her body is at the mortuary of King Fahd Hospital pending repatriation to the Philippines.

    The Philippine Department Foreign Affairs in Manila on Thursday said Coloquio was the second Filipino nurse to die of MERS in Saudi Arabia...

    ...The other fatality had earlier been reported by Philippine media as a 45-year-old woman from the central Philippine province of Negros Occidental who worked at the emergency room unit of the King Fahd Medical City in Riyadh.

    Last month, the Philippines announced that that one Filipino worker died on April 10 of the disease in the United Arab Emirates.

    Several other Filipino health workers working in Saudi Arabia had earlier been reported to have been confirmed to have caught the infection and have undergone treatment.


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      Philippines confirms 5 total coronavirus MERS deaths in Saudi Arabia

      hat tip Ian Mackay

      Philippines confirms five deaths
      Published Saturday 24 May 2014
      Last update 24 May 2014 3:26 am


      A total of five Filipinos have died of coronavirus since it was detected in September 2012, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) in the Philippines.