Friday, May 22, 2015

Qatar Announces Their 4th MERS Case Of 2015



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One day after announcing their third case of the year, Qatar’s Supreme Council of Health is back with a report of another MERS case, this time involving a 73 year old.  


Beyond that, very little information is provided – and at this time we don’t even know if these latest two cases are epidemiologically linked.


Qatar’s SCH English language portal indicates that The translation process is in progress, so for now all we have is this machine translation from the Arabic.


Top Health announces record new cases of "Corona"

Date of issue: May 22, 2015

Supreme Council of Health announced a record new cases of laboratory-confirmed virus, Corona virus that causes AIDS Middle East respiratory Qatari citizen at the age of 73 years, This is the fourth case that have been recorded this year, it has been diagnosed with the situation in the reference laboratories in HMC confirmation.

The Council pointed out that the patient is suffering from severe pneumonia and is currently receiving treatment in the hospital.

And immediately upon receipt of the communication by the Field Investigation Team registration of all contacts and check if them from matches the standard definition of a case of suspected according to the World Health Organization definition, as well as to make the necessary them tests, and will be followed for two weeks to make sure you do not receive any symptoms of them and provide them with appropriate preventive advice . And working the joint field investigation team from the Supreme Council of Health and the Department of Livestock Ministry of Environment to conduct epidemiological investigations and field. It is worth mentioning that the team on duty to protect the health and combating diseases transitional working around the clock to receive any communications or queries on the hotline numbers 66740948 66740951 -or


Why, after a couple of relatively quiescent months MERS has suddenly started popping up again (in Saudi Arabia, Iran, the UAE,  and exported to South Korea) isn’t clear.  


But with the yearly influx of religious pilgrims expected for Ramadan (June 17th-July 17th this year) less than a month away, this resurgence has captured the attention of public health agencies around the globe.

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