DOH: Pinay nurse tested positive for Mers-CoV

THE Department of Health (DOH) said Wednesday a Filipina nurse working in Saudi Arabia has been confined at a government research facility for contracting the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome – Coronavirus (Mers-CoV).

DOH spokesperson Lyndon Lee Suy said the 32-year-old woman experienced symptoms of the disease: fever, body pain, cough and difficulty of breathing.

He said doctors at the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) in Muntinlupa City are currently observing her situation in a negative pressure isolation room, which has a ventilation system to prevent the spread of the virus. (MORE)