Eleven people linked to Philippines MERS case show symptoms: WHO

February 13, 2015 1:16 PM

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GENEVA (Reuters) - Eleven people who had contact with the Philippines' first confirmed case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) are also showing symptoms, the World Health Organisation said on Friday.

"Eleven contacts are symptomatic. It's a mix of family contacts and hospital contacts, the doctors and nurses who attended the case before she was tested and found positive," said Peter Ben Embarek, a scientist at the WHO's department of food safety and zoonoses.

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