[This is the same article I posted here. It has been cleaned up and reduced. It is much easier to understand]
May 9, 2013
The deadly coronavirus is spreading through contaminated kidney dialysis
machines and because health workers are not following international
infection control procedures, medical sources in the Al-Ahsa health
department told a local newspaper.
The virus has killed seven people in Al-Ahsa, with a further six people
reportedly infected over the last two weeks. The situation has caused
panic among health workers, visitors and patients in the region.
The relative of a recent victim said that the man had no serious illness
but had undergone dialysis three times a week at a local hospital. “We
were very surprised when doctors at the hospital told my relative’s
family that their father had a virus infection that caused his death,”
the man said.
One infected patient is under observation at a local hospital and would
only be discharged after a full recovery, sources at the hospital said.
Five others are in an unstable condition at Al-Ahsa and Asharqiah
hospitals. All medical staff and visitors at King Fahd Hospital in Hofuf
have been wearing face masks. There has been a drop in the number of
visitors to the hospital.
Undersecretary at the Ministry of Health Mansour bin Nasser Al-Hawasi
visited a number of hospitals in Al-Ahsa to ensure procedures are being
followed to fight the virus. He ordered hospital staff to take a number
of preventive measures. He visited patients to check on their health,
was briefed on the medical arrangements in the region and met Al-Ahsa
Gov. Prince Bader bin Muhammad bin Jalawi Al-Saud.