Via GMA News Online: 3 Pinoy nurses contract MERS-CoV in Saudi Arabia. These are not brand-new cases, but the report offers a few new details. Excerpt:
At least three Filipino nurses in Saudi Arabia have reportedly contracted the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), a Saudi news site reported Saturday.
The three were among 14 new cases that included seven in Jeddah, four in Riyadh and three in Makkah, according to a report on Arab News.
"Of the nurses who have contracted the virus, one was a 28-year-old female Filipino working at Dr. Sulaiman Al-Habib Hospital in Riyadh, but the bulletin said she hasn’t developed any symptoms," the report said.
It added two other Filipino nurses working at Al-Noor Hospital in Makkah contacted the virus.
While the report also did not name the nurses at Al-Noor, it described one as a 40-year-old female who has been in contact with a confirmed case. She has not developed any symptoms, it added.
The third was described as a 30-year-old male, who also got in contact with a confirmed case and developed mild respiratory symptoms. However, his health status is stable.