Friday, August 23, 2013

#MERS #Coronavirus Saudi Arabia MOH Reports 2 New Cases - Asir Region

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Date: Thu 22 Aug 2013
Source: Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health [in Arabic, machine trans., edited]

Within the framework of the epidemiological surveillance of the novel coronavirus (MERS-CoV), the Ministry of Health (MOH) has announced 2 confirmed cases in Asir region. The 1st case is a 31-year-old Saudi male with chronic illnesses who is currently in the intensive care unit but in stable condition. The 2nd case is a 55-year-old Saudi male, who is a contact of a confirmed case but is asymptomatic. The MOH is also announcing the death of a previously reported case, a 51-year-old Saudi male in Riyadh, who was also suffering from cancer and other chronic illnesses.

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