Thursday, May 01, 2014

Jordanian News Agency Reports 7th Coronavirus Case – HCW



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A little over a week ago, in  Saudi Hospitalized With MERS In Jordan, we learned of a Saudi from Al Gayat City, SA who traveled to Jordan and was hospitalized with MERS.   The World Health Organization subsequently released the following synopsis:


The patient is a 25 year-old man from Al Grayat City, Saudi Arabia. He became ill on 9 April, was admitted to a hospital in Saudi Arabia on 10 April and discharged from the hospital on 15 April, against medical advice. As his condition did not improve, he sought medical care at another hospital in Zarka City, Jordan on 19 April, where he was tested positive for MERS-CoV. The patient has underlying medical conditions and has a history of travel to Abha Mecca and Jeddah, Saudi Arabia from 3 to 8 April. He has history of contact with camels and is also reported to have consumed camel milk.



Today, PETRA – the Jordanian News Agency – is reporting that a healthcare worker who is apparently a contact of that patient, has been diagnosed with the MERS coronavirus.  No details on this HCW’s condition are provided in this report (h/t Shiloh on FluTrackers).



Jordan reports 7th case of coronavirus

Amman, May 1 (Petra) – A new patient tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday, bringing to seven the total number of patients affected by Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in Jordan since 2012, the Ministry of Health announced.

The patient, who is a healthcare worker, had come in contact with a Saudi patient who had tested positive for coronavirus last week.
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