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Jordan records coronavirus case of national coming from Saudi Arabia - August 26, 2015

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  • Jordan records coronavirus case of national coming from Saudi Arabia - August 26, 2015

    Jordan records coronavirus case of national coming from Saudi Arabia


    Amman -- A new Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) case has been recorded for a man who has recently come from Saudi Arabia, the country where most cases of this disease are reported.

    The man, who is in his 60s, was admitted to a private hospital suffering from breathing difficulty, coughing and fever, the ministry of health said. He was diagnosed to have the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) and he is now in critical condition, the ministry added.

    Since 2012, 13 MERS cases have been recorded in Jordan, according to official data.

    http://www.zawya.com/story/Jordan_re...0150826040732/



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    Amman, August 25 (Petra) -- A new Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) case has been recorded for a man who has recently come from Saudi Arabia, the country where most cases of this disease are reported.

    The man, who is in his 60s, was admitted to a private hospital suffering from breathing difficulty, coughing and fever, the ministry of health said. He was diagnosed to have the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) and he is now in critical condition, the ministry added.

    Since 2012, 13 MERS cases have been recorded in Jordan, according to official data.


    http://www.petra.gov.jo/Public_News/...e=Home&GType=1

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    • #3
      Since this cases originated in Saudi Arabia I have added to the Saudi list (as per WHO guidelines).

      #1506 - Male, 60s, Jordan citizen, hospitalized in Amman in critical condition, recently returned from Saudi Arabia

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      • #4
        There have been 17 coronavirus MERS cases that have originated in Jordan:


        1) #1 - Woman, 45, disease event date April 2012, hospital health care worker Death

        2) #2 - Man, 25, brother of case #1, disease event date April 2012 Death

        3) #51 - Man, 45, travel history to Jordan, hospitalized in Italy in good condition

        4) #184 - Man, 48, onset date December 31, hospitalized January 9, died January 23 Death

        5) #239 - Man, 52, onset March 25, treated in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, hospitalized 2 April in stable condition. Jordan

        6) #457 - Patient, who is a healthcare worker, had come in contact of case #333, a Saudi patient who had tested positive for coronavirus last week. - Jordan

        7)#510 - Man, 56, health care worker, announced by Jordan government media - Amman, Jordan Death

        8) #571 - Man, 50s, working at a private hospital and was one of a cadre that was treating an infected person (probably case #333) at the hospital. Jordan

        9-15)
        #606-612 - Seven previously unconfirmed individuals tested positive for anti-MERS-CoV antibodies by at least two of three serologic tests. MoH of Jordan is first author of this paper and therefore, this data is MoH approved - Jordan

        16) #678 - Man, 69, nosocomial infection, comorbidities, hospitalized in ICU - Amman, Jordan Death note

        17) #814 - Man, 26, health-care worker, onset 23 May, hospitalized on 30 May, tested positive on 31 May. He is currently in a stable condition, contact of case #571 - Amman, Jordan


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