Monday, August 26, 2013

KUNA Reports New MERS-CoV Case In Qatar



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Although I find no sign of an announcement on the Qatar Supreme Health Council’s website, KUNA (Kuwait News Agency) is reporting a new case of MERS-CoV in Qatar – that of a 29 year-old man who is reportedly in critical condition.

Last week, we learned of a 59 year-old diagnosed with the virus in Qatar (see The Hunt For Details On The New Qatari MERS Case), although details on that case have been slow to emerge. 


A h/t goes to Treyfish on FluTrackers for picking up this story. 



Qatar reports new coronavirus case

26/08/2013   |   11:54 PM 

DOHA, Aug 26 (KUNA) -- Qatari Health Higher Council registered Monday a new case of the deadly coronavirus after a Qatari man was diagnosed with flu and other symptoms a few days back.


The 29-year-old was diagnosed in the national center for flu, and samples were sent to laboratories abroad for confirmation, the health authority said in a press statement.


The man is in "critical condition," and he is currently under observation at the intensive care unit, the statement added.


The council said it would be taking precautionary measures to monitor and confront the disease, including the isolation of any case it encounters. (end) nnd.mb KUNA