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  • Embassy: Filipino national infected with MERS-CoV in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

    Embassy Reiterates Advice to Filipinos to Continue Taking Precautionary Measures against MERS-CoV
    Filipino national infected with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (MERS-CoV) in Riyadh

    Embassy-Advisories
    PR-083-2015
    11 June 2015

    Embassy Reiterates Advice to Filipinos to
    Continue Taking Precautionary Measures against
    MERS-CoV

    (Riyadh, 11 June 2015) – Following a newly-reported case of a Filipino national infected with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (MERS-CoV) in Riyadh, the Embassy would like to reiterate its previous advisories to Filipinos, especially workers in the healthcare sector, to continue taking all necessary precautions and observe health guidelines issued by the Saudi Ministry of Health (MOH) and the DOH against MERS-CoV.

    Filipino workers in the healthcare sector should strictly follow infection control protocols in their workplaces. Despite the considerable decrease in MERS-CoV incidence in Saudi Arabia in recent months, maintaining high vigilance and caution against all types of infectious diseases (including Ebola Virus Disease) is necessary to ensure the safety of loved ones, friends and colleagues, both here in the Kingdom and in the Philippines.

    Filipinos who may have been tested or infected with the virus are strongly encouraged to report their conditions to the Embassy as soon as possible. Information received by the Embassy with regard to MERS-CoV cases (or any other infectious diseases) among Filipinos will remain confidential.

    To make a report or to obtain more information, please call the Embassy hotlines at 0569893301 and 0515046362, or via email lmadiong@riyadhpe.com (END)

    http://riyadhpe.dfa.gov.ph/index.php...03-pr-083-2015
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    The last reported case in Riyadh was on May 6:

    #1216 - Male, 58, Expat, critical, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


    I do not know if this is a new case or the case reported in May.

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      Filipino with MERS-CoV in Riyadh hospital – DFA

      By CNN Philippines Staff
      Updated 19:23 PM PHT Mon, June 15, 2015

      Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) – A Filipino working in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia has been infected with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) and is now undergoing treatment in a hospital there.

      Assistant Secretary Charles Jose, spokesperson of the Department of Foreign Affairs, confirmed this on Monday (June 15).

      But he assured the public that it was an isolated case...

      The worker, whose name he didn't disclose, was infected last May by his wife, who is working in a hospital in Riyadh.
      ...

      http://cnnphilippines.com/news/2015/...80%93-DFA.html
      "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
      -Nelson Mandela

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