Friday, July 12, 2013

UAE Announces First Case of MERS Virus Infection

This is not the first case in the UAE.  My information shows a 73yo reported in March 2013.
Date Report:  3/26/13 – 17 Total Confirmed, 11 Deaths

Name:  73yo

From:  United Arab Emirates

Onset:  3/14

Adm:  3/19  Munich Klinikum Schwabing Hospital Flown from UAE

in private Jet,  on day 11 of illness

Confirmation:  3/23/13

DOD:  3/25/13

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.


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