Tuesday, August 27, 2013

#MERS #Coronavirus Qatar Supreme Council of Health (SCH) Report - August 27, 2013

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Doha - Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013
The Supreme Council of Health (SCH) has reported a new Middle East Respiratory Syndrome corona virus case. The patient is a 29-year-old Qatari citizen who has a exposure to a confirmed case and suffers from asthma and several risk factors. SCH said in a press release that the patient was checked up and diagnosed with the disease in the National Influenza Laboratory, adding that samples were also sent to reference labs abroad to confirm the diagnosis. The statement added that the patient, who is in a critical condition, is receiving treatment in the intensive care unit. The SCH emphasized that surveillance and monitoring procedures are always tightening up and infection control for all cases of acute respiratory infections are also tightened up, stressing on continuing to check up all those who have exposure to confirmed cases in cooperation with Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) and other medical service providers.


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