Monday, February 18, 2013

Philippines: DOH orders all hospitals to report suspected SARS-like virus cases

[Edit to Add:  Please Note that the description in the Philippines is referred to as "SARS-like".  This virus is not SARS-like at all.  That is an incorrect description on their part].

February 18, 2013
MANILA, Philippines—The Department of Health on Monday directed all hospitals across the country to report suspected cases of the new coronavirus virus using a standard report form available at the National Epidemiology Center amid an increase in the number of incidents abroad.
Health Secretary Enrique Ona also advised that samples collected from patients showing signs of the novel coronavirus or NcoV may be sent to the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine in Muntinlupa City for confirmatory testing.


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