• Mers-Cov patient leaves hospital

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    The Department of Health (DOH) said the Filipina nurse, first case of MERSCoV (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Corona Virus) in the country, has recovered and discharged from the hospital.

    “We’re happy to announce that our index case (Filipina nurse) had been discharged (from the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) where she was confined),” said DOH Acting Secretary Janette L. Garin.

    Garin said the patient was discharged after the series of confirmatory tests yielded “negative results” from sputum and rectal swabs.

    She said that while the patient has been discharged, she would still need to comply with the 10-day home quarantine period as additional precautionary measure.

    “Just to be sure we will still be observing her within that period in compliance with the health protocol,” she said. PNA

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