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    First MERS CoV case in Austria

    The BMG was informed on 29 September on a confirmed female MERS CoV case. It is a citizen of Saudi Arabia, which has traveled a few days ago to Austria. She is currently being cared for in isolation of a Vienna hospital. All possible contact persons are currently being identified and informed about the disease as well as other measures.

    Of the world since the beginning of the outbreak more than 800 reported cases occurred in a total of 12 in the EU, where it has happened to secondary cases in close human-human contacts. A further spread could be prevented in the countries concerned through appropriate protective measures. These measures are being carried out in Austria.

    http://www.bmg.gv.at/home/Startseite...e_Coronavirus_
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    Re: Austria - Government announces 1st coronavirus MERS case - recent arrival from Saudi Arabia

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    First MERS case in Austria: the patient's condition critical
    September 30, 2014, 08:44

    Woman from Saudi Arabia affected - In specialized department in Vienna in treatment

    Vienna. - The first case of illness by the since 2012 emerged particularly in the Middle East MERS virus ("Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome coronavirus" (MERS-CoV) in Austria was Monday night announced. An affected woman from Saudi Arabia is in a specialized infectious disease hospital department in Vienna in treatment according to the Ministry of Health .

    Her condition was critical, it said on Tuesday morning. "But the patient responds to therapy and is on the path toward stabilization," said a spokeswoman for the Vienna Hospital Association (KAV).

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      Re: Austria - Government announces 1st coronavirus MERS case - recent arrival from Saudi Arabia

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      sept 30 2014

      MERS-Virus: Critical Condition

      To be critical is the condition of the patient, who has apparently infected in Saudi Arabia with the MERS virus. The woman is treated in Vienna Kaiser-Franz-Josef Hospital, is for the population, according to the doctors no danger.

      On Sunday, the patient was admitted with acute respiratory failure in the Kaiser-Franz-Josef Hospital. Despite some improvement, the woman hovers still in danger and must be artificially ventilated, the attending physician Christoph Wenisch told "Radio Wien": "In the beginning 100 percent oxygen was needed, we were this morning at 55 percent. The condition is critical, but on the way of stabilization. "

      The Ministry of Health and the Viennese health authorities now want all persons with whom the sufferers was contacted to investigate. How many people are, is not yet clear.

      More: Radio Wien
      “Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights – that must be our call to arms"
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        Re: Austria - Government announces 1st coronavirus MERS case - recent arrival from Saudi Arabia

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

        Disease Outbreak News
        2 October 2014

        On 30 September 2014, the National IHR Focal Point for Austria notified WHO via the European Commission’s Early Warning and Response System (EWRS) of a laboratory confirmed case of Middle-East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection diagnosed in Vienna, Austria. This is the first MERS-CoV case in Austria.

        Details of the case reported are as follows

        The case is a 29 year old female citizen of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (SAU), who travelled on 22 September 2014 to Vienna, Austria on a flight from Doha, Qatar. She had originally travelled from Affif, SAU, via Riyadh, by car. The case was symptomatic with an upper respiratory infection and fever prior to arrival in Austria.

        The patient sought medical treatment in Austria on 24 September 2014, and was transferred to a private hospital on 26 September and then, on 28 September 2014, to the reference hospital for highly infectious diseases in Vienna. The patient is currently in a stable condition. No exposure to camels or their products, no prior hospital admission, nor contact to a known MERS-CoV case, nor any sick person has been reported.

        The MERS-CoV infection was laboratory confirmed on 29 September 2014 by RT-PCR targeting 2 distinct targets. A further target was confirmed positive on 30 September 2014.

        Public health response

        All of the contacts identified in Austria have been informed about the disease and are being followed up by Austrian health authorities. So far 2 close contacts have presented with upper respiratory symptoms and are admitted to hospital. Laboratory results of these contacts are pending as of 30 September 2014.

        The Austrian health authorities assume that the patient was infectious prior to, and during the international flights. Follow-up with passengers on the flight is ongoing and personal data of the crew on the flight has been communicated to Qatar.

        WHO is facilitating contacts between the IHR NFPs of Austria and SAU to allow for exchange of information, and identification and follow-up of contacts of the case in SAU. Contact tracing will depend on the availability of the passenger data.

        Globally, 853 laboratory-confirmed cases of infection with MERS-CoV including at least 301 related deaths have officially been reported to WHO.

        WHO advice

        With the annual pilgrimage of Hajj underway, WHO encourages Member States to review WHO’s travel advice on MERS-CoV for pilgrimages, published in June 2014.

        Read the travel advice on MERS-CoV for pilgrimages
        Based on the current situation and available information, WHO encourages all Member States to continue their surveillance for acute respiratory infections and to carefully review any unusual patterns.

        Infection prevention and control measures are critical to prevent the possible spread of MERS-CoV in health care facilities. It is not always possible to identify patients with MERS-CoV early because like other respiratory infections, the early symptoms of MERS-CoV are non-specific. Therefore, health-care workers should always apply standard precautions consistently with all patients, regardless of their diagnosis. Droplet precautions should be added to the standard precautions when providing care to patients with symptoms of acute respiratory infection; contact precautions and eye protection should be added when caring for probable or confirmed cases of MERS-CoV infection; airborne precautions should be applied when performing aerosol generating procedures.

        Until more is understood about MERS-CoV, people with diabetes, renal failure, chronic lung disease, and immunocompromised persons are considered to be at high risk of severe disease from MERS‐CoV infection. Therefore, these people should avoid close contact with animals, particularly camels, when visiting farms, markets, or barn areas where the virus is known to be potentially circulating. General hygiene measures such as regular hand washing before and after touching animals and avoiding contact with sick animals, should be adhered to.

        Food hygiene practices should be observed. People should avoid drinking raw camel milk or camel urine, or eating meat that has not been properly cooked.

        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.

        http://www.who.int/csr/don/02-octobe...rs-austria/en/
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        All love surround you,
        And the pure light within you
        Guide your way on."

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          Re: Austria - Government announces 1st coronavirus MERS case - recent arrival from Saudi Arabia

          Based on the above information I am moving this case onto the Saudi list.
          "May the long time sun
          Shine upon you,
          All love surround you,
          And the pure light within you
          Guide your way on."

          "Where your talents and the needs of the world cross, lies your calling."
          Aristotle

          “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”
          Mohandas Gandhi

          Be the light that is within.

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          • #6
            Re: Austria - Government announces 1st coronavirus MERS case - recent arrival from Saudi Arabia

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            10.07.2014

            MERS-patient shows significant improvement

            The state of those 29-year old patient from Saudi Arabia, which has been recorded Sunday of last week because of a MERS-disease in the isolation of infectious department of the Kaiser-Franz-Josef-Hospital in Vienna, shows a "marked improvement", said on Tuesday a spokesman for the Hospital Association (KAV).

            Yet one can not give a definitive but clear.

            Her doctors had "a cautious positive trend" already stated last Thursday in this first Austrian case of virus infection. The where since 2012 emerged particularly in the Middle East MERS virus ("Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus" - MERS-CoV) ill woman is treated with antiviral drugs from the class of protease inhibitors and specific supportive therapy.

            MERS-CoV disease may have a viral inflammation of the lower airways (bronchiolitis) and subsequently trigger acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).

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