Doha - Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013The Supreme Council of Health (SCH) reported Tuesday a new confirmed Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus case, bringing the total cases to three.The new case is for 56-year-old Qatari citizen who suffers from several chronic diseases and risk factors. She was admitted to intensive care unit at a hospital on 23 August and died on 31 August.The second case is a 59-year-old Qatari citizen who felt the symptoms while abroad. Upon his arrival on 15 August he was checked up and diagnosed with the disease, but he recovered.The third is a 29-year-old Qatari citizen who suffers from one chronic disease and several risk factors. He felt the symptoms on 17 August. He is in a critical condition and is receiving treatment in the intensive care unit...http://tinyurl.com/lm9jlee
September 7, 2013
DOHA, Sept 7 (KUNA) -- The Supreme Council of Health (SCH) in Qatar has announced the recovery of a patient inflected with MERS coronavirus and another passed away from the same deadly illness.
The first patient started to show signs of the virus on August 15 before he came back from a trip outside the country. Once he was in the country, he was admitted to hospital to receive proper treatment. After a course of treatment, he recovered, the SCH statement read Saturday.
The second patient, meanwhile, was battling several health issues. On August 17, he started showing signs of the deadly respiratory disease. He died after he was admitted to the intensive care unit.
Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is viral respiratory illness first reported in Saudi Arabia in 2012. It is caused by a coronavirus called MERS-CoV. Most people who have been confirmed to have MERS-CoV infection developed severe acute respiratory illness. They had fever, cough, and shortness of breath. About half of these people died.
So far, all the cases have been linked to four countries in or near the Arabian Peninsula. No cases have been identified in the US. This virus has spread from ill people to others through close contact. However, the virus has not shown to spread in a sustained way in communities. (end) nnd.nfm KUNA 071001 Sep 13NNNN