Since the Jordanian Ministry of Health’s website remains silent on the two imported MERS cases reported yesterday and today (see here and here), we are pretty much dependent upon local media sources for updates. While I much prefer to rely upon official sources, we sometimes have to use what is available.
Over the past several hours multiple Arabic media outlets have reported the MERS case announced yesterday – a male in his 60s with recent travel to Saudi Arabia – has died. Yesterday he was listed in critical condition.
As always with media reports, Caveat Lector. We should get a better idea of the events surrounding these two cases when the World Health Organization posts an update.
UK today -
Citizen died from a wound infection (Corona) in a hospital in Amman Thursday.
The citizen, aged 60 years, health status is very critical after he returned from a neighboring country, a carrier of the virus, which was admitted to the hospital and was placed on a ventilator, but died after his condition worsened, according to communicable diseases at the Ministry of Health, Dr. Mohammed Abdullat director.
And between Abdullat no other injury in critical condition.
He explained that the number of cases registered in Jordan amounted to 14 cases recorded since the first case of the virus in 2012.
On: August 27, 2015 1:07 [Hala sanchit-news]
The Ministry of Health announced the first case of death captured Sunday's koruna entered the Kingdom days before Saudi Arabia, according to a spokesman for the Ministry, Hatem alazrei.
Added alazrei for "Hala" news that the deceased had entered Jordan infected of the virus, noting that the first death recorded by Jordan because illness koruna in 2015.
The Ministry of health Wednesday recorded its second case of viral koruna, stressing that this virus vaccine is unavailable.
He noted the need to take precautions to avoid contracting the virus, and avoids social behaviours and practices that help in the transmission where the shift is long and contact is not as quick as in seasonal influenza.