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Friday, July 19, 2013
#MERS #Coronavirus UAE: 4 New Cases - all are contact cases of previous confirmed
PublishedFriday, July 19, 2013
The Health Authority Abu Dhabi (Haad) has registered four new cases with coronavirus. The new registered cases are in stable conditions.
It said: "As a preventive measure, they have been isolated to prevent transmission to others."
Immediately after discovering the first case, Haad in coordination with the Ministry of Health (MoH), started investigating and examining people with direct contact with the first patient.
The Haad noted that a total of 136 individuals representing medical staff and family members of the patient were examined. As a result of the screening, four new cases with the virus were confirmed.
The Ministry of Health (MoH) stated that it is following all the latest updates regarding the new virus with the World Health Organisation (WHO). It confirmed that the virus is not a concern for public health at the moment as the detected cases globally continue to be very low.
It reiterated that the current situation does not require a travel ban to any country in the world, nor screenings at different ports, or restrictions on trade. The MoH praised the cooperation and coordination among all the health authorities in the country to follow up the health situation and safeguard public health.