Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Jordan Reports 16th MERS Case Of 2015

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Since the 1st of September the World Health Organization has been notified of 15  MERS cases by the Jordanian MOH, with the first case – recently arrived from Saudi Arabia – receiving care in a couple of hospitals before being diagnosed with the coronavirus.   The last WHO update was provided on October 1st.

 

Today, the Jordanian News Agency PETRA is carrying a brief report of a 16th case, reportedly a contact of a previously identified  case.  Details, as usual, are scant.

 

According to the MOH, no Hajj related infections have been reported in Jordan.   First the PETRA report, then I’ll return with a bit more.

 

Registration of new cases of HIV Koruna

Amman, October 7 (Petra) -aalnt the Ministry of Health, on Wednesday, for the registration of new cases of HIV Chorna patient torrid, bringing the total number this year to injuries to 16 cases cured, including nine injuries and died six.

He communicable diseases at the ministry, Dr. Mohammed Abdullat that injury recorded on Tuesday evening 53-year-old patient was Mkhalta of one of the cases infected with the virus and it is in the treatment of public and his medium.

He added: "There were no recorded HIV infection among returning from the hajj finally were referred to hospitals complaining of symptoms of respiratory diseases, acute and severe, as they took the necessary screening tests About Koruna virus showed negative for him.

"Among Abdullat that the ministry continues to actively monitoring procedures to investigate Koruna in the Kingdom. - (Petra) A T / Ace / PVC 07/10/2015 - 12:11

 

Although we’ve a number of hospitals around the world successfully cope with a MERS admission without incurring additional cases, a study we looked at in early July  called  Eurosurveillance: Estimating The Odds Of Secondary/Tertiary Cases From An Imported MERS Case calculated the odds of seeing at least one secondary case derived from an imported case is 22.7% , while the odds of seeing at least one tertiary case is 10.5%.

 

Based on their calculations, the odds of seeing at least 8 cases as the result of a single importation was estimated at non-trivial 10.9%.

 

A reminder of the importance of continued vigilance at all hospitals for walk-ins of MERS (and other infectious diseases), and of how even a small breach in infection control standards can lead to serious risks to both patients and staff.

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