|BREAKING NEWS - 25 April 2003|
DOH confirms first local
SARS transmission: report
Posted: (Manila Time) |
THE DEPARTMENT of Health
(DoH) on Friday confirmed the first local transmission of the Severe Acute
Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) virus, according to radio and television reports.
An autopsy of Mauricio Catalon, who was believed to have died of abdominal cancer earlier this week, revealed that he had broncho pneumonia, which caused his sudden death. This led health officials to conclude Catalon contracted the killer respiratory disease.
Catalon had been
quarantined as a "suspect" SARS case after it was learned that he had
contact with his daughter, Adela, who died of the killer pneumonia last week.
Health officials said that the
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