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MERS Virus Now in Philippines

After a Filipino casualty in the United Arab Emirates, an overseas Filipino worker who recently arrived in Manila was tested positive for the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (MERS-CoV), reports Inquirer.net. Health Secretary Enrique Ona said Wednesday the OFW, who is a nurse, had contact with the victim who died in UAE. The male health worker is now quarantined.