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DOH records 4 cases of ‘walking pneumonia’

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Four confirmed cases of mycoplasma pneumoniae or the so-called “walking pneumonia” have been recorded by the Department of Health this year.

DOH data showed one case of mycoplasma pneumoniae infection was logged in January, one in July, and two in September.

On Tuesday, Health Secretary Ted Herbosa assured the public there is no outbreak of “walking pneumonia” in the Philippines amid the rising cases of respiratory illness in China and other countries.

Meanwhile, the Palace said President Marcos is “doing well” after testing positive for COVID-19.

“He is doing well. He has a scheduled teleconference this afternoon,” said Presidential Communications Office Secretary Cheloy Garafil.

Mr. Marcos was scheduled to attend the National Jail Decongestion Summit at the Diamond Hotel in Manila on Wednesday but Executive Secretary Lucas Bersamin represented him instead.

“The President remains fit to carry out his duties and will be continuing his scheduled meetings via teleconference. Updates on his health will be provided as available,” the PCO said in a post on Facebook.


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