Friday, November 29, 2013

Abu Dhabi: Two cases Jordanian Corona resident and his wife #MERS #Coronavirus

November 28, 2013

Abu Dhabi HIV / Corona / two cases. Abu Dhabi on November 28 / WAM / announced the Health Authority of Abu Dhabi for the diagnosis of two cases of the virus, corona virus that causes AIDS Middle East respiratory patient Jordanian resident and his wife in a hospital in Abu Dhabi. has a patient age 38 years, suffering from respiratory symptoms admitted to hospital evacuated, where he was diagnosed and is receiving treatment currently in intensive care. was discovered injured wife the same disease which is eight months pregnant and infected with symptoms of acute respiratory and receiving treatment in intensive care at a hospital in the state. confirmed the Health Authority of Abu Dhabi they are in coordination with the Ministry of Health and bodies Health and relevant state in this regard and has taken the necessary measures and precautions in accordance with the recommendations of the scientific and conditions and criteria adopted by the World Health Organization, including epidemiological investigation of Mkhaltin. explained the Ministry of Health that the first HIV infection coronary new "virus Koruna" had been announced in the September 20, 2012 from by the World Health Organization until the end of November 2013 the organization announced about 163 confirmed cases of HIV Koruna globally. indicated the Ministry of Health to the World Health Organization confirmed that the virus is not a concern for public health at the moment and stressed that the current situation does not require any action to ban travel to any country in the world and does not require tests early in the ports states do not impose any restrictions on trade. assured the ministry everyone that cases detected around the world are still limited deployment compared to the types of other flu confirmed that health status is not a cause for concern and that the ministry is following the situation closely and including ensures the health and safety of everyone. WAM /

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Qatar MOH: Three camels hit by MERS Coronavirus in Qatar

Doha - Wednesday, 27 Nov 2013
The Supreme Council of Health and the Ministry of Environment in collaboration with the National Institute of Public Health and Environment (RIVM) of the Ministry of Health and the Erasmus Medical Centre in the Netherlands announced confirmation of the first case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in 3 camels in a herd in Qatar in a barn, which is linked to two confirmed human cases who have since then recovered.
For transparency purposes, we can confirm that the 3 camels were investigated among a herd of 14 camels, and the samples were collected as part of the epidemiological investigation in coordination between the Public Health Department and the Department of Animal Resources. It is to be noted that none of the 14 camels showed any sign of disease when the samples were collected. As a precautionary measure, the 14 camels were put in quarantine since the initial sampling and after 40 days as of now, none have shown any symptom or sign of the disease.
For information, the presence of the MERS-CoV is newly recognized among animals, and currently there is neither clear scientific case definition nor enough information as to the role animals may play in transmitting and spreading the diseases.
All contacts of the two recovered MERS-CoV cases, including relatives, friends and workers in the same barn have been screened with negative results. The two Departments are following up with the reference laboratory and Erasmus Medical Centre to test additional samples from other animal species and from the environment of the barn. The joint team of the Supreme Council of Health and the Department of Animal Resources is continuously monitoring the development of this disease and taking all necessary measures to prevent the spread of the disease.
This discovery came as a result of the collaborative efforts between the two ministries, and the RIVM laboratory and Erasmus Medical Centre in the Netherlands, together with the World Health Organization (WHO). Currently the two Departments are conducting a national survey to investigate the presence of virus in animals, humans and the environment, and the potential modes of transmission and exposure to the virus among humans who are in close contacts with animals. Until more information is available, it is recommended, that as a precautionary measure, any animals that have been in close contact with newly detected human MERS-CoV cases are separated for investigation of the presence of infection with the virus.
It is also recommended that people with underlying health conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease, respiratory disease, the immunosuppressed, and the elderly, avoid any close animal contacts when visiting farms and markets, and to practice good hygiene, such as washing hands