Airports In The Philippines Keep An Eye On Mysterious Respiratory Disease


Disease is a disorder of structure or function in a human, animal, or plant, especially one that produces specific signs or symptoms or that affects a specific location and is not simply a direct result of physical injury.

As we all know, Pneumonia is an infection that inflames the air sacs in one or both lungs. The air sacs may fill with fluid or pus (purulent material), causing cough with phlegm or pus, fever, chills, and difficulty breathing.

A variety of organisms, including bacteria, viruses and fungi, can cause pneumonia. There are 44 cases of the illness had been confirmed in China.

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So, Health officials in the Philippines and Singapore are gently monitoring airports and other points of entry for a viral pneumonia outbreak that evidently originated in mainland China to keep it from spreading.

Some of the hospitals in Hong Kong are also following a stricter protocol and have raised their alert level to “Serious” this coming Saturday.

Moreover, Last January 5, 2020, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III ordered the Bureau of Quarantine to be on alert. “I urge the public, especially those with history of travel [to] China, to seek immediate medical [attention] if [they] are experiencing any flu-like symptoms,” Inquirer reports Duque as saying.

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Furthermore, Duque advised everyone to “practice proper hand hygiene and observe cough etiquette to prevent transmission of respiratory infections.”

The symptoms of the illness being said is fever and also shortness of breath. Last December 24, 2019, reported the first case of that mystery illness. As of now, 11 have been classified as serious out of 44 cases in China.