Monday, February 16, 2015

the "WAGD" post of the day

I often joke that we here in the Philippines only have to worry about floods, typhoons, earthquakes and Dengue Fever, but add this one to the list: MERS.

DOH: 11 on MERS-CoV watch

Eleven of the 56 individuals who have had close contact with the Filipina nurse who earlier tested positive for the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Corona Virus (MERS-CoV) have developed symptoms of the disease, the Department of Health (DOH) said yesterday.
But the DOH said the initial round of tests conducted on the 11 yielded negative results.
that doesn't include the 220 who were in contact with her during her flight home.

MERS is a virus similar to SARS but it's source is a cross over virus from camels.

Therefore, the ever helpful UN tells Pinoy OFW to avoid contact with camels...not noting that the main danger is in our nurses who care for the sick in Saudi.

well, at least we don't have 4 feet of snow like our relatives in the USA...

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