Archive Number: 20130530.1746026
Source: Lakome, Moroccan News [in Arabic, machine trans., summ., edited]
May 30, 2013
Moroccan Health Defense Network revealed the 1st MERS-CoV case in
Morocco involving a United Arab Emirates citizen who is a tourist. He
was hospitalized in Sheikh Zayed's hospital in Rabat on [Wed 29 May
The head of the network confirmed that this is the 1st
case in Morocco and that most cases have been recorded in Saudi Arabia,
in addition to Jordan, Qatar, UK, UAE, Germany, Tunisia, and France.
is the 1st report of a presumably laboratory confirmed case of MERS-CoV
in a UAE citizen visiting Morocco. More details on the epidemiology of
this case (age, gender, location of probable exposure, possible risk
factors, date of onset of illness, clinical presentation, etc) would be
If in fact this case is laboratory confirmed this will be the 51st case of confirmed MERS-CoV infection.
For a map of Morocco, see http://healthmap.org/r/74ug. For a map showing the location of the UAE see http://healthmap.org/r/1HAJ. - Mod.MPP]