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    First case of MERS in Bangladesh


    Nurul Islam Hasib, bdnews24.com

    Updated: 2014-06-15 15:53:16.0 BdST

    Bangladesh has confirmed the first case of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS) after a 53-year-old man returning from the US via Abu Dhabi was found afflicted with it.

    “We urge everyone to report to the hospital if they fall sick after returning from abroad,” IEDCR director says.

    Prof Mahmudur Rahman, director of the national disease control agency, IEDCR, said the man was recuperating in a hospital.
    “We have notified it to the WHO,” he told bdnews24.com on Sunday.
    Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause a range of illnesses in humans, from the common cold to the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).

    Viruses in this family also cause a number of animal diseases.

    The strain of coronavirus that causes MERS was first identified in 2012 in Saudi Arabia and has remained a global concern since then.

    It has spread to 22 countries, including Bangladesh, from the Middle-East.

    So far, WHO recorded 699 cases of MERS with a mortality rate of 30 percent.

    WHO says its understanding of the virus and the disease it causes is continuing to evolve.

    Prof Rahman, also a WHO expert on the board reviewing MERS, warned against unnecessary panic .

    He said the virus has not spread further within the country after it has come here from the Middle East...http://bdnews24.com/health/2014/06/1...-in-bangladesh
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    Re: First case of MERS in Bangladesh

    MERS detected first time in Bangladesh<sup style="color: #f00; font-size: 10px; padding-left:5px;">Breaking</sup>

    Star Online Report <img class="toolbar" alt="MERS detected first time in Bangladesh<sup style=&quot;color: #f00; font-size: 10px; padding-left:5px;&quot;>Breaking</sup>" src="http://www.thedailystar.net/upload/gallery/image/arts/mers-virus-2.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 281px; float: left; cursor: pointer;">
    Scientists have identified a Bangladeshi expatriate to be the first ever person disgnosed with MERS corona virus in the country.
    The 53-year old Bangladeshi expatriate arrived in Dhaka from New York via Abu Dhabi two weeks ago, said Dr Moshtak Hossain, principal scientific officer of the Institute of IEDCR, Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control & Research (IEDCR).
    The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), which was first identified in 2012, has affected a total of 700 people in 22 countries of the world. Most of them were found in Saudi Arabia, he told The Daily Star.
    Of the total 700 people, 209 persons, or around 30 percent, died, he said.
    As per the rules, the IEDCR has reported to the World Health Organisation.
    Scientists have yet to identify the source of the virus, but camels are suspected to be the major source, Dr Moshtak added.
    The symptoms of those affected by the virus are respiratory problems, coughs and cold.
    "If anybody feels so, we advise them to report to the nearest hospital," he said.
    The IEDCR would arrange a desk at the Shahjalal International Airport in a day or two for those travelling from the Middle East for a check up.
    "We would not check the travellers. But if anyone wants, he or she can report to us," the physician said.http://www.thedailystar.net/mers-det...ngladesh-28635


    Published: 3:43 pm Sunday, June 15, 2014
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      Re: First case of MERS in Bangladesh

      The man, 53, was being treated in hospital, said Mahmudur Rahman, of the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research.
      "Most probably, he contacted the virus while he was in Abu Dhabi in transit on his way back from the United States," Rahman told Reuters.http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/...0EQ0DY20140615
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        Re: First case of MERS in Bangladesh

        ..The first case was detected on Sunday. The 53-year-old man had returned Dhaka on June 4.

        Symptoms showed up on June 6 and the person landed up in a hospital on June 9 with severe breathlessness.

        The IEDCR director said they had made hospitals aware of the disease so that they report them if a suspect patient was found.

        “We have tested 39 suspects, but only has tested positive so far,” Rahman said.


        He said they had tested several times in the past but this virus was indeed new to Bangladesh.

        IEDCR hosts WHO-accredited laboratory to detect viruses.

        “We even took a second sample from him,” he said, “he is recuperating”.

        “He (patient) was shifted from the ICU to general bed,” he said.

        At least 1500 doctors have been trained up to handle the new infection across Bangladesh, he said.
        No travel restriction
        Hundreds of thousands of Bangladeshis live in middle-eastern countries.

        Thousands also travel to Saudi Arabia, which is grappling to contain the virus, for performing Umra and Hajj...http://bdnews24.com/health/2014/06/1...-in-bangladesh
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          Re: Bangladesh - Man, 53, First case of coronavirus MERS - ex-US &amp; UAE

          hat tip Ian Mackay

          http://virologydownunder.blogspot.co...-visit-by.html


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            Re: Bangladesh - Man, 53, First case of coronavirus MERS - ex-US &amp; UAE

            Michael Coston found the MoH announcement but it can not be copied so we can not translate into English:

            http://www.iedcr.org/images/PDF/Pres...MERS%20CoV.pdf

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              Re: Bangladesh - Man, 53, First case of coronavirus MERS - ex-US &amp; UAE

              DHAKA: Bangladesh Sunday reported its first case of the deadly MERS virus after a Bangladesh-born US resident was admitted to hospital days after returning to his homeland via Abu Dhabi.

              The condition of the unidentified 53-year-old man had improved but he was still in intensive care in a Dhaka clinic,
              Mahmudur Rahman, the director of the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research, told AFP.

              "He is Bangladesh-born but lives in the US. He came to the country on June 4 and became sick two days later. Most probably he contracted the virus during the three hours at Abu Dhabi airport or in the plane," he said.

              "After a series of tests we got confirmation yesterday that he was suffering from MERS coronavirus.".. http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/...t/1162024.html
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                Re: Bangladesh - Man, 53, First case of coronavirus MERS - ex-US &amp; UAE

                The virus in the Middle East Marsh
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                Middle East Middle East respiratory syndrome Horror Night Corona Corona virus or virus matched the country's existence. Recently, the first man on Mars infected patients were identified. National Epidemiology roganiyantrana and Research Institute (victim) has confirmed the information. Sources said, the virus infection is very fast. The idea being, the virus infection than in the Middle East countries. A significant part of the labor force in Bangladesh come from the Middle East - you're going. Bangladesh are at risk of being infected as a result of Mars. Pratidinake IEDCR director Prof Rahman said Bangladesh, the country has recently come from the United States in Abu Dhabi is currently in a hospital, one person taking Marsh virus.

                The idea being, the United States during the scheduled transit of Mars has been infected. Age 53 infected patients. He returned on June 4. 6 June to symptoms of virus infection. He was admitted to hospital on June 9 with a fierce breathing. On June 10, the victim of his health tests to ensure that the sample is the Mars infected. The casualty increasingly becoming fit. Rahman said, they already have bisbasbasthya companies. ...
                Victim may already be infected 39 people in the Marsh have a health check. At present, a total of 5 patients who were being monitored for fear that the disease may be. There is, however, a patient has an infection in the victim's body.
                With the company since last year aratipiarera see suspicious persons examined whether they were infected Marsh. According to the victim, at the city's main hospital, the doctors have been trained. Except at District - at doctors received training.... http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.b d-pratidin.com%2F2014%2F06%2F16%2F12054
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                  Re: Bangladesh - Man, 53, First case of coronavirus MERS - ex-US &amp; UAE

                  Helen Branswell ‏@HelenBranswell 2m
                  .@WHO's Fukuda says agency is aware there may be a #MERS case in Bangladesh, but confirmatory testing still being done.

                  Helen Branswell ‏@HelenBranswell 5m
                  .@WHO 's Fukuda says sample from suspected Bangladesh #MERS case has been sent to a reference lab outside the country for confirmatory test.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Bangladesh - Man, 53, First case of coronavirus MERS - ex-US &amp; UAE - WHO testing outside country to confirm: June 17

                    snip


                    After further testing, a report of a MERS-CoV (Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus) case in Bangladesh 4 days ago appears to have been a false alarm, a World Health Organization (WHO) official revealed today.

                    "It appears to be negative," WHO spokesman Glenn Thomas told CIDRAP News this afternoon, referring to confirmatory testing of a sample from the Bangladesh patient. He supplied no other details. The case would have been Bangladesh's first.

                    http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=224640

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