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Published On: Thu, Apr 24th, 2014

Philippines DOH: Only six passengers not contacted from EY0424, MERS-CoV flyer published

The Philippines Department of Health has reported narrowing the list of passengers from Etihad Airlines flight EY0424 that arrived at NAIA from Abu Dhabi last April 15, 2014 not contacted for MERS coronavirus testing from 174 Tuesday to six today.

Health officials are appealing to the passengers to cooperate with the DOH to prevent the spread of MERS-COV. The DOH will perform a free “nose-throat-swab” to rule out infection with the novel coronavirus.

To date, all passengers on the above flight have tested negative for MERS-CoV. For more infectious disease news and information, visit and “like” the Infectious Disease News Facebook page.

In addition, the DOH published a MERS-CoV flyer for the public, which features what the virus is, where it’s found, signs and symptoms, laboratory testing, treatment options and preventive measures to avoid infection.

According to DOH MERSCOV Spokesperson Dr. Lyndon Leesuy,  the virus has 3-14 days incubation period, which means that beyond 14 days without any signs and symptoms of the disease, a suspected carrier did not acquire the disease or is already non-infective.

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