Friday, June 14, 2013

Saudi Arabia Announces 3 More MERS-CoV Cases



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Just when it was beginning to look like the Saudi MERS-CoV outbreak might be winding down, for the second time this week KSA’s MOH has announced another 3 cases.


Of particular note, these cases are not located in the Eastern Al Asha region, which has been the primary location of the recent Saudi Outbreak.


One case is reported in the central highlands of Saudi Arabia in Wadi Al-Dawaser, while two cases are reported in the western city of Taif, which lies very near the holy city of Mecca.


A location that is all the more significant since millions of religious pilgrims will be flocking to Mecca over the next 6 weeks for Umrah.


MOH: "Three New Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus Recorded in Taif .. One of Them Passed Away in Wadi Al-Dawaser"

14 June 2013

Within the framework of the epidemiological surveillance of the novel Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), the Ministry of Health (MOH) has announced that three new confirmed cases of this virus have been recorded. The first case is a Saudi citizen in Taif governorate, aged 65 who is suffering from chronic diseases, and still at ICU receiving the proper treatment. The Second one is a Saudi female citizen in Taif governorate, aged 68 who is suffering from chronic diseases as well, and still at ICU receiving the proper treatment. However, the third case is a resident, aged 46 in Wadi Al-Dawaser, who passed away today, May Allah have mercy upon him.


Within the same vein, MOH has pointed out that it has tested 53 samples, where all of them have been proved negative, May Allah be praised.