Sunday, March 15, 2015

Saudi MOH: 3 New MERS Cases & Weekly Summary



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The Saudi MOH announced three new MERS cases this morning, 2 from Riyadh with no known risk exposures and 1 from Khafji with recent animal exposure. 


Two deaths and two recoveries, all from Riyadh, are also reported.





The Saudi MOH has also published their weekly summary (translated below), where their recap shows 15 cases (10 from Riyadh) over the past week.


Health) issued a statement a week for (La Coruna), recorded 15 cases last week

24 May 1436

Continuity of the efforts of the Ministry of Health, and the desire to keep everyone more information about the progress of the situation for virus respiratory Middle East syndrome (La Coruna), on a weekly basis, the Ministry of Health announced that during the period from 17 to 23 May 1436 (e International Week No. 11), corresponding to 8 to 14 March 2015 m have been recorded 15 confirmed cases infected with HIV (Corona) aged between 21 and 72 years, including 10 cases in Riyadh, and two in Al-Ahsa, and one case each of: Jeddah, Qassim, Tabuk, and their nationalities are as follows: (10 Saudis, Yemeni, Filipino, Egyptian, Sudanese), including 10 males and 5 females; where were recorded 8 cases in the Ministry of Health facilities, and one case in the Saudi Arabian National Guard, and one case in the Ministry of Interior, and 3 cases in university hospitals, and two in the private sector.

The ministry showed that 3 cases in Riyadh her from the community, and two cases of practitioners health, and 3 cases of infections acquired in health facilities, and one case of Mkhalt my house, and one case under investigation, while two cases were recorded in Al-Ahsa (infection of the community), and one case in Jeddah (her of society), and one case in Qassim (under investigation).

The ministry said that rapid response teams to combat health facilities infection has a number 48 field visit between initial visits and visits to a follow-through last week. The Ministry has also examined the laboratories 2036 sample of HIV (Corona). It has also preventive medicine teams visited 15 houses, was limited to 101 Mkhalt my house, and conducted follow-up incubation period ends.

The ministry said that the number of complaints that are brought in from the Ministry of Agriculture teams (including follow-up to previous cases have communion directly Ebel) one communication in Taima, and the command center, which continues its efforts on the clock, through carrying out epidemiological surveillance, and ensure the commitment of all government and private health facilities to apply infection control procedures, and coordination with relevant government sectors, and international health organizations, including the World Health Organization, and the houses of expertise, to follow what was new about the virus (Corona).

It should be noted that the Ministry of Health launched last week under the slogan (appreciate plugged) a new phase of its campaign for health awareness about the Middle East respiratory syndrome virus disease (Corona) (MERS-COV) Ministry aims of these steps to the participation of all members of the community with various groups and classes in further definition of the disease, and provide them with new developments related to it, and methods of prevention through a combination of the print media, radio and television, as well as social media such as Twitter and Facebook, and text messages, as part of an integrated plan to achieve the goal to reach all segments of society in various categories according to the developments of the disease .

These include the preparation stage set of harmonious means of leaflets identifiable disease, and prevention methods, and also guiding plates, and roll-up for use in health facilities and sites gatherings. The plan also provides for the use of advertising and awareness gleams in television and radio channels, as well as to disseminate awareness ads in several newspapers, the media and the means of social communication.


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