BREAKING: 5-Year-Old Child From Wuhan Investigated By DOH For Non-Specific Coronavirus
BREAKING: Amidst the outbreak of a new coronavirus in China, a 5-year-old child from Wuhan who is currently admitted to a Cebu City hospital is being investigated by the DOH.
During a press conference in Manila on Tuesday, January 21, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III disclosed their findings to the public.
Duque stated that the child tested negative for the previously known strain of coronavirus. This would be the MERS-Cov (Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus) and SARS-Cov (Severe acute respiratory syndrome virus).
In addition, he said that the child observed to have a cough and fever.
Recently, three Chinese nationals were also quarantined after showing symptoms of the SARS-like virus from China.
The first to be hospital quarantined was a 29-year-old Chinese national on January 17. Another was a three-year-old girl who was quarantined the next day, Jan. 18.
The last to be quarantined was a 65-year-old individual that got tagged after landing at the Kalibo airport this Monday.
According to a statement from Dr. Cornelio Cuahon, the 29-year-old was advised to stay the night at DRSMTH. Meanwhile, the three-year-old was being considered as an outpatient.
Lastly, the 65-year-old patient was in being checked by the medical team in charge. In addition, blood samples were taken from them and sent to the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine in Manila for testing.
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