OFW from UAE tests positive for MERS-CoV

Posted at Apr 16 2014 05:59 PM | Updated as of Apr 17 2014 02:21 AM

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Health Secretary Enrique Ona on Wednesday confirmed that an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) who arrived in Manila on Tuesday tested positive for the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Coronavirus (MERS-CoV).

Speaking to radio dzMM, Ona said a male OFW from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) had contact with a Filipino MERS-CoV fatality.

Ona said the OFW and members of his family are now quarantined in a hospital. -- Radio dzMM, April 16, 2014