Tuesday, July 9, 2013

#MERS #Coronavirus Saudi Arabia - Hafr-Al-Batin Case & Contact Commentary

The recently reported case in Hafar Al-Batin, said to have a contact with a recently confirmed recovered patient is interesting.  While I do have a previous case in Hafar Al-Batin, I do not have a previous case that has recovered.  Hafar Al-Batin is located to the extreme north of the Country, near the Kuwait border.   It is located 480 km the north of Riyadh, 90 km from Kuwait  border and about 70 from the Iraq border. All the downtown and roads of Hafar Al-Batin are paved. It is connected with an international network of roads, connecting Saudi Arabia with Kuwait in the East and connecting the North with the Eastern Province.  There is much we do not know.

My information:

Date of Report:  7/6/13
Name:  56(F) Healthcare worker
From:  Hafar-Al-Batin, Eastern province, Saudi Arabia
Note:  Had contact with previously reported confirmed case who subsequently recovered and was discharged.  location is 300 miles north of Riyadh, 56 miles from Kuwait border.
Confirmed:  Positive.  Recovered 7/8.

Date of Report:  6/12
Name:  21(M)
From:  Hafar Al-Batin, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia
Adm:  6/9 Hospital ICU
Note: map link: http://tinyurl.com/lq5bgyg
DOD:  6/12

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