DFA: 4 Filipino nurses in Riyadh infected with MERS-CoV


Posted at Aug 24 2015 05:19 PM | Updated as of Aug 25 2015 01:19 AM

The Department of Foreign Affairs has confirmed that four Filipino nurses in Riyadh have been infected with the MERS-Corona Virus.

The patients are a 55-year-old male nurse, and three female nurses aged 29, 32, and 50.

The foreign ministry said the nurses acquired the virus while treating MERS-CoV patients from the same hospital.

The 29-year-old and 32-year-old female nurses are confined in the Intensive Care Unit. One of them is under isolation, and the other nurse is still under observation.

Despite these developments, the DFA does not see the necessity of issuing a travel advisory in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.