Friday, September 20, 2013

#MERS #Coronavirus WHO Reclassifies Previous Confirmed in Italy

From the previous post
The reclassification follows further analysis of the laboratory tests performed in May 2013, which has shown that the two cases do not fulfil the current WHO case definition for a "confirmed case" for MERS-CoV. The two cases are the two-year-old girl and a 42-year-old woman who were identified as close contacts of the index case who travelled from Jordan.

The cases from my list:

Date of Report:  6/1
Name:  18mos(F)
Adm:  6/1 Pediatric Hospital, sym’s of coughing.
From:  Florence, Tuscany Italy
Note:  Grandson/Granddaughter of Index Case.  Stable condition.  Discharged 6/5.

Name:  42(F)  
Adm:  6/1
From:  Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Note:  Co-worker to Index Case.  Contact with Index case for a few hours on 5/27.  Her 3 children are under observation.  Stable Condition.  Discharged 6/6.

·      15 Dr’s & Nurses under observation. 
·      Tested patients Brother (contact since arriving back in Italy).  Contacts given prophylaxis.
·      Name:  Meyer (5) Nephew to Index Case
Adm:   6/1  Santa Maria Nuova Careggi Hospital ,sym’s of coughing.

·      12 Family/Contacts in Jordan under observation
·      Total of 40 under observation
·      10 People Tested positive of virus by throat swabs.  All are asymptomatic
·      Meeting on 6/4 w/Experts from Institute of Health.

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