Earlier today, it was confirmed by the Department of Health (DOH) that a 36-year old foreigner from the Middle East has the MERS-CoV or Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Corona Virus. The patient is currently being monitored at RITM (Research Institute for Tropical Medicine).

Based on Philippine Star’s report, contact tracing of the 200 passengers who were with the patient in the plane flight last Saturday has begun.

Photo courtesy of Philippine Star on Twitter

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