February 15, 2013
MANILA, Philippines - Following reports on people contracting a
new Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-like virus in other countries, the
Philippine Department of Health on Friday asked hospitals to report to
the DOH if they have patients suffering from unusual severe pneumonia.
"Sa ngayon wala pang narereport sa amin kaya nananawagan uli kami sa mga hospital na magreport sa amin kung may pasyente silang nasa intensive care unit at may severe pneumonia pero negative naman sa mga routine tests for influenza,” said DOH Assistant Secretary Enrique Tayag.