Date Report: 3/26/13 – 17 Total Confirmed, 11 Deaths
From: United Arab Emirates
Adm: 3/19 Munich Klinikum Schwabing Hospital Flown from UAE
in private Jet, on day 11 of illness
Note: Died on day 18 of illness. 50 people being monitored medically. Unchanged.
The full virus genome was combined with four other available full genome sequences in a maximum likelihood phylogeny, correlating branch lengths with dates of isolation. The time of the common ancestor was halfway through 2011. Addition of novel genome data from an unlinked case treated 6 months previously in Essen, Germany, showed a clustering of viruses derived from Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.
July 12, 2013
The Emirati citizen, who contracted the SARS-like virus, suffers from cancer and is being treated in hospital in the capital, Abu Dhabi health authority said in a statement carried by WAM state news agency late Thursday.
The authority said that this was the first case to be diagnosed in the UAE, Ahramonline reported.
In May, France said a 65-year-old man was in hospital after being diagnosed with the coronavirus after a holiday in Dubai. But the UAE health ministry said at the time no cases of the virus had been recorded in the country.