DFA confirms another Filipino tested positive for MERS

By , on June 15, 2015


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MANILA — The Department of Foreign Affairs on Monday confirmed that another Filipino has been infected with the deadly Middle East Coronavirus in Saudi Arabia.

DFA spokesman Charles Jose said the man contracted the virus from his Filipino wife who works in a hospital in Riyadh.

“It was the wife who first got MERS and she was confined in a hospital and she got well. When she returned home, after a few days, the husband got infected,” Jose said.

The man is confined in a Riyadh hospital for treatment.

“He’s getting the proper treatment,” Jose said.

Since 2013, MERS-COV has claimed the lives of 10 Filipino workers in the Middle East.