Doha - Friday, 6 Sep 2013
The Supreme Council of Health (SCH) said Friday that a patient with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS) recovered, but reported the death of a national inflicted with the virus.
The first patient felt the symptoms while abroad. Upon his arrival on 15 August he was checked up and diagnosed with the disease, but later recovered, SCH said.
The second patient, who suffers from one chronic disease and several risk factors, felt the symptoms on 17 August. He was in a critical condition in the intensive care unit and died today (Friday), it added.
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.