Thursday, 8 October 2015

Philippine Advisory on MERS-CoV

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome – Corona Virus (MERS-CoV) is a viral respiratory illness.

Patients with MERS-CoV have been reported to have the following symptoms: fever, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, coughing. Other possible symptoms are diarrhea and kidney failure.

You can prevent getting MERS-CoV by:
  • Washing your hands often with soap and water.
  • Covering your nose and mouth with tissue paper when you cough or sneeze. Dispose used tissue paper immediately and properly.
  • Avoiding touching your face—especially the eye area, nose, and mouth—with unwashed hands.
  • Regularly cleaning frequently touched surfaces (e.g. door knobs, handles).
  • Avoiding close contact with people who have tested positive for MERS-CoV.
  • Make sure children follow these precautions.
Department of Health (DOH) 24-Hour Hotlines
711-1001; 711-1002;


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