MERS in the Philippines - updates

Rappler's latest stories on MERS in the Philippines


DOH sends experts to Middle East to check OFWs' MERS status

May 26, 2014 - 1:01 PM

The department is requesting recruitment agencies to check on their deployed health workers in the Middle East at least once a week

Ona on MERS: Nat’l ID system needed to track victims faster

May 01, 2014 - 5:20 PM

One week to trace possible carriers of deadly virus is too long as what happened with the attempt to track passengers of Etihad Airways Flight EY 0424 says the health secretary

Health Secretary Enrique Ona (center) in Cagayan de Oro, Dr. Jose Chan, chief of Hospital of Northern Mindanao Medical Center (left), Health Assistant Secretary Romulo Busuego. Photo by Bobby Lagsa

FAST FACTS: The MERS Coronavirus

Apr 27, 2014 - 2:03 PM

The WHO reports that about 36% of all cases of MERS – which has already reached at least 25 countries – resulted in death

MERS alert: 11 things OFWs should do

Apr 24, 2014 - 2:34 PM

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration asks recruitment agencies to report to the health department once they know of any case of the virus among their deployed workers abroad

DOH: 6 co-passengers of OFW not yet tested for MERS

Apr 22, 2014 - 3:32 PM

5th UPDATE Health Secretary Ona renews calls for the remaining passengers of Etihad Airways flight EY 0424 last April 15 to submit themselves to free nose throat swab test