Now the case can advance research: The man - possibly a sheik - have visited shortly before his camel-herd disease. He could have been infected at one of its racing camels, explains Prof. Wendtner. The talks with the family of the deceased would have arisen. Also one of the animals had fallen ill. The camel in turn could have the virus from a bat. The Arabs had fallen ill in early March and last Tuesday was flown by private jet from Abu Dhabi to Munich for treatment. Now, the body will be transferred promptly to his homeland.
A risk of infection for the population did not pass loud city. The patient lay on the isolation that some 50 members and contact persons would continue to be monitored. So far there are no abnormalities, according to health department.
illness of the 73-year-old Arab is a particularly stark case of medical
tourism: Already hovering in mortal danger, he was flown by private jet
to treat - attached to the ventilator. He was several times on the Isar for treatment because the family probably just promised here is a chance of recovery.
the thousands to see every year: The five hospitals welcomed the
Municipal Hospital in the past year about 1500 patients mainly from Arab
countries and from Russia. Most
wanted in Bogenhausen Schwabing or under the knife - and paid the
treatment itself Most interventions were the chief physicians in the
fields of orthopedics, plastic surgery and reconstruction, neurosurgery,
gastroenterology and diabetes. That has already gone off in the 90s because of the reputation of the physician, hospital spokesman says Matthias Winter. "The potential is still great."
smaller, the figures are at the University Hospital: In Grosshadern and
in the city there were in 2011 just 1225 patients. "The number is far lower than you might think," said hospital spokesman Philip Kressirer. On the right of the Isar River are consistently steady around 300 Arab patients per year. The number of patients treated staionär from Russia had recently risen to 500 a year, says hospital spokeswoman Eva Schuster.
On the international patients, the clinics have long set-with websites, brochures, advertising. On the right of the Isar Clinic there is even a patient off at Lufthansa.