Alert for SARS-Like Infection Sounded

The Philippines' Department of Health alerted all hospitals on Monday against  the novel coronavirus, called NCoV, after the World Health Organization cited a third case in England, reports Manila Standard Today. The third case seems to be unrelated to the ones in Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Jordan where thousands of Filipinos work. All hospitals were told to report suspected NcoV cases. There are no travel restrictions to and from countries where these cases have been reported, but the Bureau of Quarantine  routinely screens in-bound passengers regardless of country of origin for any signs of illness that may require temporary isolation. Frequent hand washing, observance of cough etiquette and social distancing will also help prevent spread of this illness.