Friday, April 11, 2014

WHO MERS-CoV: Jordan Reports Case With Travel History To KSA


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With the UAE reporting a cluster over night, and Saudi Arabia dealing with a cluster of fairly long duration in Jeddah, I suppose we shouldn’t be too surprised to see a MERS case has turned up in Jordan.   According to this release from the World Health Organization, this patient had recent travel history to Jeddah, and visited a hospital there.



Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – update

Disease Outbreak News

11 April 2014 - On 9 April 2014, the Ministries of Health of Jordan notified WHO of an additional laboratory-confirmed case of infection with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV).

The patient is a 52 year-old man with underlying medical conditions. He visited Saudi Arabia from 20 to 29 March. He became ill on 25 March and visited a hospital in Jeddah. He returned to Jordan on 29 March and visited a hospital in Amman on the same day and on 2 April. He is currently in a stable condition.

The concerned authorities in Jordan are in contact with the concerned authorities in Saudi Arabia to follow up on all close contacts of the case.

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