DOH belies 2019-nCoV cases in Pampanga

THE Department of Health (DOH)-Central Luzon Tuesday, January 28, disproved the news that there are suspected cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Pampanga.

This came after reports circulated that there were two patients admitted at the Angeles University Foundation Medical Center in Angeles City due to 2019-nCoV.

Upon investigation, the DOH-Central Luzon clarified that the said patients can be categorized as sudden acute respiratory infection without history of exposure from China.

According to records, both patients have been staying in Angeles City and their last travel abroad was about four months ago, the health agency added.

“One patient was diagnosed with acute tonsillopharyngitis while the other was having systematic viral illness. They were treated as out-patients and at present, they are in stable condition,” it stated.

DOH-Central Luzon stressed that there is no confirmed case of 2019-nCoV in Pampanga and the whole of the Philippines as of Tuesday morning.

It asked the public to be responsible and refrain from sharing unverified news to avoid being an instrument of fear-mongering.


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