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Philippines Confirms 2nd MERS Case In Foreign Traveler

Agence France-Presse: Philippines confirms second MERS case
“A foreigner who flew to the Philippines from the Middle East has become the second confirmed case of MERS in the country, the health department said Monday, as a deadly outbreak in South Korea spreads alarm across Asia…” (7/6).

BBC News: Philippine health authorities confirm new MERS case
“…Health officials said the 36-year-old man tested positive last Saturday and has been quarantined near Manila. … Authorities are now tracing 200 people who came into contact with the patient, and at least one person showing symptoms has already been quarantined…” (7/6).

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