WATCH: DOH press con on MERS-CoV

Posted at Apr 19 2014 11:36 AM | Updated as of Apr 19 2014 07:36 PM

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Health Secretary Enrique Ona and Department of Health (DOH) Program Manager on Emerging Infectious Diseases Dr. Lyndon Lee-Suy held a press conference on Black Saturday to announce that 2 new tests done by the DOH on the overseas Filipino worker who was deemed a carrier of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (MERS-CoV) had negative results.

Ona said tests on the Filipino nurse's family and well-wishers were also negative for MERS-CoV.

Forty test results from passengers of the Etihad Airways flight from the United Arab Emirates last Tuesday (April 15) afternoon likewise had negative results. -- ANC, April 19, 2014