outbrain
Close  

PH quarantine bureau on alert amid reports of mysterious disease from China

/ 09:57 AM January 05, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Quarantine is on alert and is closely monitoring all seaports and airports in the country in response to reports of a mysterious disease believed to be from China, the Department of Health (DOH) said.

In a statement on Sunday, the DOH said Health Secretary Francisco Duque III has instructed the quarantine bureau to intensify the checking of all incoming travelers especially those manifesting fever or signs of respiratory infection.

ADVERTISEMENT

Citing reports, the DOH noted 44 individuals have been affected in China due to an outbreak of a mysterious illness.

READ: Hong Kong steps up response to mystery disease from China

FEATURED STORIES

According to reports, the said disease is similar to a “viral pneumonia of unknown origin.”

“I urge the public, especially those with history of travel from China, to seek immediate medical consult if experiencing any flu-like symptoms” Duque said.

“Let us also embrace healthy lifestyles, practice proper hand hygiene, and observe cough etiquette to prevent transmission of respiratory infections” he added.

Read Next
EDITORS' PICK
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Bureau of Quarantine, Department of Health, DoH, mysterious disease from China, Nation, news
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.
sports

TNT gets Poy Erram in 3-team deal

February 17, 2020

opinion

Duterte vs America

February 18, 2020

entertainment

David Foster’s unsolicited advice

February 18, 2020

opinion

Irrational ban

February 18, 2020



© Copyright 1997-2020 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.