Doc Phillip Tan of UP College of Medicine Hints Bacterial Infection Not nCoV as Main Culprit of Coronavirus Dea@th in PH

For the past few days the mainstream media and critics of the Duterte administration allegedly sensationalized the issue of the novel coronavirus which has two confirmed cases in the Philippines.


In a recent breaking news of the country's first recorded fatality due to nCoV, some media entities and social media influencer who were alligned with the opposition seemed to instill fears among Filipinos about the reality of the virus, but a veteran medical practitioner explained the real issue behind the death of the first confirmed coronavirus fatality in the country.



According to medical expert, Dr. Philip Nino Tan-Gatue, Clinical Associate Professor in the University of the Philippines College of Medicine the 44-year-old Chinese national patient from Wuhan who passed away from pneumonia was indeed infected by NCoV, however he was also infected with other bacteria.

Read the Complete Statement of Doc Tan:

The 44 year old male patient from Wuhan who passed away from pneumonia was indeed infected by 2019-NCoV. However he was also infected with other bacteria.

I would like to take this chance to warn my friends that there is such a thing as secondary bacterial infection. Even if 2019-NCoV has a relatively low fatality rate, it can weaken one enough so that other germs can break in and do their damage.

Addendum: “He added that aside from being infected with 2019-nCoV, the man was also infected with Influenza B virus and Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria.”

Source: Philip Nino Tan-Gaute FB Page

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