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  • Saudi Arabia MoH announced four new MERS-CoV human cases, 1 fatal (December 20 2013)

    [Source: Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health, full page in Arabic: (LINK). Automatic translation.]


    Saudi Arabia MoH announced four new MERS-CoV human cases

    December 20 2013


    In the context of the work of epidemiological investigation and ongoing follow-up carried out by the Ministry of Health for the novel coronavirus, that causes Middle East respiratory syndrome, the Ministry of Health announced four new cases of human infections in Riyadh.

    First and second cases working in the health sector, close contacts of a confirmed case, and not have symptoms.

    The third citizen at the age of 53 years is suffering from several chronic diseases and receiving treatment for intensive care, asking God's healing for all.

    The fourth case they are a citizen at the age of 73 years had been suffering from several chronic diseases, has passed away, may he rest in peace.


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    Re: Saudi Arabia MoH announced four new MERS-CoV human cases, 1 fatal (December 20 2013)

    Fatimah Alhamlan ‏@FatimahAlhamlan 5m
    @HelenBranswell 2 more male cases one is 53 years old and he's in the ICU and the second one deceased


    Fatimah Alhamlan ‏@FatimahAlhamlan 6m
    @HelenBranswell 2females(international residents)who work in the healthcare sector and had contact with infected patients but no symptoms.
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    • #3
      Re: Saudi Arabia MoH announced four new MERS-CoV human cases, 1 fatal (December 20 2013)

      Source: http://www.capitalfm.co.ke/news/2013...th-mers-death/


      Saudi announces 56th MERS death
      By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE | December 21, 2013

      ...The victim was a 73 year old Saudi man, who suffered from chronic illnesses, the ministry said on its website.

      ...They are two foreigners working in health care who had been exposed to patients suffering from the virus and a 53 year old Saudi man who is also chronically ill and in intensive care..

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      • #4
        Re: Saudi Arabia MoH announced four new MERS-CoV human cases, 1 fatal (December 20 2013)

        English version:
        Media Statements - MOH: ‘Four New Cases of Novel Coronavirus Recorded in Riyadh’

        Page Content
        Within the framework of the constant monitoring and epidemic surveillance of the novel Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), the Ministry of Health (MOH) has announced that four new cases have been recorded.

        Two cases of them are for female residents, working at the health sector. They were in contact with a confirmed case of this virus, and didn’t suffer from any symptoms.

        The third case is for a 53-year-old male citizen, who he has been suffering from some chronic diseases. Now, he is at the IC unit, receiving the proper treatment. May Allah, Almighty, heal the injured cases and bestow upon them the cure they so earnestly desire.

        The fourth case is for a 73-year-old male citizen, who he had been suffering from various chronic diseases. Then, he passed away, May Allah have mercy upon him.

        http://www.moh.gov.sa/en/CoronaNew/P...12-20-001.aspx

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          Re: Saudi Arabia MoH announced four new MERS-CoV human cases, 1 fatal (December 20 2013)

          [Source: World Health Organization, full page: (LINK). Edited.]


          Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – update

          Disease outbreak news / 27 December 2013


          On 20 December 2013, WHO has been informed of four additional laboratory-confirmed cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in Saudi Arabia.

          Two cases are female health workers from Riyadh who have not reported any symptoms.

          The third case is a 53 year-old male from Ryadh with underlying chronic diseases. He was hospitalized on November 26 and is currently receiving treatment in an intensive care unit. He had no exposure to animals and no travel history outside Riyadh region. He had contact with a confirmed case.

          The fourth case is a 73 year-old male from Riyadh with underlying chronic diseases who died on December 18, three days after being hospitalized. He had exposure to animals but no travel history.

          Globally, from September 2012 to date, WHO has been informed of a total of 170 laboratory-confirmed cases of infection with MERS-CoV, including 72 deaths.

          Based on the current situation and available information, WHO encourages all Member States to continue their surveillance for severe acute respiratory infections (SARI) and to carefully review any unusual patterns.

          Health care providers are advised to maintain vigilance. Recent travellers returning from the Middle East who develop SARI should be tested for MERS-CoV as advised in the current surveillance recommendations.

          Patients diagnosed and reported to date have had respiratory disease as their primary illness. Diarrhoea is commonly reported among the patients and severe complications include renal failure and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) with shock. It is possible that severely immunocompromised patients can present with atypical signs and symptoms.

          Health care facilities are reminded of the importance of systematic implementation of infection prevention and control (IPC). Health care facilities that provide care for patients suspected or confirmed with MERS-CoV infection should take appropriate measures to decrease the risk of transmission of the virus to other patients, health care workers and visitors.

          All Member States are reminded to promptly assess and notify WHO of any new case of infection with MERS-CoV, along with information about potential exposures that may have resulted in infection and a description of the clinical course. Investigation into the source of exposure should promptly be initiated to identify the mode of exposure, so that further transmission of the virus can be prevented.

          People at high risk of severe disease due to MERS-CoV should avoid close contact with animals when visiting farms or barn areas where the virus is known to be potentially circulating. For the general public, when visiting a farm or a barn, general hygiene measures, such as regular hand washing before and after touching animals, avoiding contact with sick animals, and following food hygiene practices, should be adhered to.

          WHO does not advise special screening at points of entry with regard to this event nor does it currently recommend the application of any travel or trade restrictions.

          WHO has convened an Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (IHR) to advise the Director-General on the status of the current situation. The Emergency Committee, which comprises international experts from all WHO Regions, unanimously advised that, with the information now available, and using a risk-assessment approach, the conditions for a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) have not at present been met.


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            Re: Saudi Arabia MoH announced four new MERS-CoV human cases, 1 fatal (December 20 2013)

            ...She added, that the third case of a resident at the age of 43 years, working in the health sector and the communion of the confirmed cases, and has no symptoms, and the fourth to a resident at the age of 35 years, working in the health sector, and Mkhalt of confirmed cases and has no symptoms, and the fifth citizen at the age of 27 years, working in the health sector, and Mkhalt of confirmed cases, but has no symptoms...http://translate.google.com/translat...www.bab.com%2F
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            • #7
              Re: Saudi Arabia MoH announced four new MERS-CoV human cases, 1 fatal (December 20 2013)

              Clarification of 9 new cases by ProMed!
              Published Date: 2013-12-29 09:20:56
              Subject: PRO/AH/EDR> MERS-CoV - Eastern Mediterranean (105): Saudi Arabia, WHO, RFI
              Archive Number: 20131229.2139610

              MERS-COV - EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN (105): SAUDI ARABIA, WHO, REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

              Clip:
              Comparing the media report above in [2] with the WHO report in [1], there is a discrepancy in the ages of cases reported. In trying to reconcile these numbers, this moderator went to the Saudi MOH website viewing the English pages (most recent report 20 Dec 2013 (http://www.moh.gov.sa/en/CoronaNew/P...s/default.aspx, reflecting the report from 20 Dec 2013 seen on the MOH Arabic page and shown in [3] above) and then to the Saudi MOH website viewing the Arabic pages, where there was an additional report on the Saudi MOH Arabic page from 25 Dec 2013, reporting 5 new cases (and shown in [4] above).

              These 2 summary reports confirm a total of 9 newly diagnosed cases in Riyadh (and confirmed by Dr. Ziad Memish, the Deputy Minister of Public Health of Saudi Arabia):

              20 Dec 2013 report
              age N/A Healthcare Worker [HCW] asymptomatic contact
              age N/A HCW asymptomatic contact
              53 y/o Saudi multiple co-morbidities in ICU
              73 y/o Saudi multiple co-morbidites died

              25 Dec 2013 report
              57 y/o Saudi multiple co-morbidities in ICU
              73 y/o Saudi multiple co-morbidities died
              43 y/o non Saudi HCW asymptomatic contact
              35 y/o non Saudi HCW asymptomatic contact
              27 y/o Saudi HCW asymptomatic contact

              In total, there have been 141 cases and 57 deaths reported by Saudi Arabia (see http://www.moh.gov.sa/en/CoronaNew/P...s/default.aspx for the Saudi MOH tally in English).

              ProMED-mail |
              http://www.promedmail.org/direct.php?id=2139610

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