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MERS-CoV, Qatar (OIE, December 30 2013): No New Camels Outbreaks

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  • MERS-CoV, Qatar (OIE, December 30 2013): No New Camels Outbreaks

    [Source: OIE, full page: (LINK). Edited.]


    MERS-CoV, Qatar


    Information received on 29/12/2013 from Mr Kassem Nasser Al-Qahtani, Director of Dept of Animal resources, Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Agriculture, Department of Animal resources, DOHA, Qatar
    • Summary
      • Report type Follow-up report No. 1
      • Date of start of the event 14/10/2013
      • Date of pre-confirmation of the event 26/11/2013
      • Report date 29/12/2013
      • Date submitted to OIE 29/12/2013
      • Reason for notification Emerging disease
      • Morbidity 3/21.4 %
      • Mortality 0 %
      • Zoonotic impact Asymptomatic exposure of camel to MERS-CoV (laboratory advanced) and one outbreak in a specific zone (Shahanya)
      • Causal agent MERS-CoV
      • Related reports
        • Immediate notification (28/11/2013)
        • Follow-up report No. 1 (29/12/2013)
    • Outbreaks
      • There are no new outbreaks in this report
    • Epidemiology
      • Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
        • Unknown or inconclusive
    • Epidemiological comments
      • The samples from the same herd tested using the same technique were negative and this may show that MERS-CoV infection in camels is a self-limiting disease.
      • The planned massive survey for MERS-CoV in animals is under implementation and the same herd is under systematic retesting.
      • Follow-up reports will be submitted when there will be new data.
    • Control measures
      • Measures applied
        • Quarantine
        • Movement control inside the country
        • Screening
        • Zoning
        • Disinfection of infected premises/establishment(s)
        • No vaccination
        • No treatment of affected animals
      • Measures to be applied
        • No other measures
    • Future Reporting
      • The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
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