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  • Austria - Government reports 2nd coronavirus MERS case in treatment - September 8, 2016 - ex- Saudi Arabia

    From the government health web site:
    Current situation in Austria

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    In Austria there were up to now only two imported cases, which is always a question of tourists from Arab countries.
    After the first case of MERS CoV occurred in 2014 in Austria, a second confirmed case has been reported by the competent Austrian authorities on September 8, 2016 the Federal Ministry for Health and Women.

    http://www.bmgf.gv.at/home/Gesundhei...e_Coronavirus_

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

    Disease Outbreak News
    20 September 2016


    On 8 September 2016 the National IHR Focal Point for Austria notified WHO of a laboratory confirmed case of Middle-East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection. This is the second case of MERS-CoV in Austria. (The first MERS-CoV case in Austria was notified on 30 September 2014).
    Details of the case reported are as follows

    The patient is a 67 year old male visitor from Saudi Arabia (citizen and resident) who arrived in Vienna, Austria on 4 September 2016. The onset of symptoms (fever and cough) was on 6 September. The patient, who has an underlying condition, was hospitalized with severe pneumonia on 7 September, and he is currently in isolation in critical condition.
    MERS-CoV was confirmed on 8 September using real-time PCR (upE and ORF1b and N) by the reference laboratory in Vienna.
    The patient, who is a camel breeder, has confirmed contact with camel livestock in Saudi Arabia in the 14 days prior to symptom onset. The case had no contact with healthcare centers in Saudi Arabia in the 14 days prior to symptom onset....

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    http://www.who.int/csr/don/20-septem...rs-austria/en/

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