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  • Oman - Man, 68, comorbodities, sons-in-law attended Hajj - died

    Oct 29 2013

    computertranslation

    Wednesday, 25 December 1435 e. October

    Wrote - Khaled infection: the Ministry of Health announced yesterday the discovery of the first case of infected Coruna province's internal review of the injured to a state of health centers Nizwa.

    following laboratory diagnosis was confirmed his infection. Was transferred directly to the hospital Nizwa reference.

    and back case infected to one of the sons Nizwa after what felt injured shortness of breath pulmonary according to informed sources from the Ministry of Health.

    HE Dr Mohammed bin Saif Al Hosni, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health for health affairs, in a press statement yesterday that the patient had traveled to a referral hospitals to maintain hair after one of the symptoms of acute lung inflammation, indicating that the patient's condition is stable but need some oxygen and does not need breathing apparatus Industrial, expressing the hope that his condition will improve in the coming period.

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    Re: Oman - MOH announces first case of Coronavirus

    Sultanate reports first case of coronavirus

    Wednesday 30th, October 2013 /

    By A Staff Reporter -

    MUSCAT — The Sultanate yesterday reported the first case of the deadly MERS coronavirus. This was announced by Mohamed bin Saif al Hosni, Under-Secretary for Health Affairs.

    Giving details of the case, he said that the situation is under control and there is no need for panic. The affected patient is undergoing treatment at a hospital and his condition is stable.

    The official said the patient got the disease after contact with someone from outside the Sultanate and more details of the case will be known in few days.
    Symptoms of MERS-CoV infection include renal failure and severe acute pneumonia, which often result in a fatal outcome. The first patient had a “7-day history of fever, cough, expectoration and shortness of breath.” MERS has an estimated incubation period of 12 days.

    Like Sars, MERS appears to cause a lung infection, with patients suffering from a temperature, cough and breathing difficulty. But it differs in that it also causes rapidkidney failure and the extremely high death rate has caused serious concern.

    To prevent the spread of disease, those with cold-like symptoms should cover their coughs and sneezes, wash hands thoroughly and frequently, avoid sharing cups and utensils. Potentially contaminated surfaces (such as countertops and doorknobs) should be cleaned and disinfected frequently.
    The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) has so far claimed 62 lives worldwide, with the greatest number of deaths in Saudi Arabia where the disease first appeared in September 2012, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

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    • #3
      Re: Oman - MOH announces first case of Coronavirus

      See also: Camels May Transmit New Corona Virus

      As expected, several animals had antibodies against OC43 in their blood, and none carried antibodies against SARS. But 50 dromedary camels from Oman that were tested all had antibodies against the MERS virus, the scientists report today in The Lancet Infectious Diseases. "There is something circulating in dromedary camels that looks very much like MERS coronavirus," Koopmans says. The camels are all female retired racing camels used for breeding, but they belong to different owners in separate locations.
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      • #4
        Re: Oman - MOH announces first case of Coronavirus

        Source: http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp...3-2cc7ae07258c

        Oman detects first MERS infection
        (AFP) – 57 minutes ago

        Muscat — Oman has discovered the first case of the MERS coronavirus in the Gulf sultanate, Health Minister Ahmed al-Saeedi said on Wednesday.

        The patient, a 68-year-old Omani man, was receiving treatment at a hospital in Nazwa, 150 kilometres (93 miles) west of Muscat, and was "stable," Saeedi told AFP.

        He said the case, the first in Oman, had been discovered on Tuesday, and that the patient had diabetes.

        Oman News Agency said the patient was "suffering from a chest infection"...

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        • #5
          Oman - MOH announces first case of Coronavirus

          [Source: World Health Organization, full page: (LINK). Edited.]


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

          D.O.N. / 31 October 2013


          WHO has been informed of an additional four laboratory-confirmed cases of infection with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). These include the first laboratory-confirmed case from Oman and three additional laboratory-confirmed cases from Saudi Arabia.

          The patient in Oman is a 68-year-old man from Al Dahkliya region who became ill on 26 October 2013 and was hospitalized on 28 October 2013. Preliminary epidemiological investigations revealed that he did not recently travel outside the country. However, investigations are currently ongoing to determine what exposures might be responsible for his infection.

          Of the three patients including one death reported from the Eastern Region in Saudi Arabia, one is a woman and two are men. The three patients, one of whom is a health care worker, had underlying medical conditions. Their ages range from 49 to 83 years old. All three patients reported having no contact with animals prior to their illness, while one patient was reported to have been in contact with a previously laboratory-confirmed case.

          Globally, from September 2012 to date, WHO has been informed of a total of 149 laboratory-confirmed cases of infection with MERS-CoV, including 63 deaths.

          Based on the current situation and available information, WHO encourages all Member States to continue their surveillance for severe acute respiratory infections (SARI) and to carefully review any unusual patterns.

          Health care providers are advised to maintain vigilance. Recent travellers returning from the Middle East who develop SARI should be tested for MERS-CoV as advised in the current surveillance recommendations.

          Patients diagnosed and reported to date have had respiratory disease as their primary illness. Diarrhoea is commonly reported among the patients and severe complications include renal failure and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) with shock. It is possible that severely immunocompromised patients can present with atypical signs and symptoms.

          Health care facilities are reminded of the importance of systematic implementation of infection prevention and control (IPC). Health care facilities that provide care for patients suspected or confirmed with MERS-CoV infection should take appropriate measures to decrease the risk of transmission of the virus to other patients, health care workers and visitors.

          All Member States are reminded to promptly assess and notify WHO of any new case of infection with MERS-CoV, along with information about potential exposures that may have resulted in infection and a description of the clinical course. Investigation into the source of exposure should promptly be initiated to identify the mode of exposure, so that further transmission of the virus can be prevented.

          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.

          WHO has convened an Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (IHR) to advise the Director-General on the status of the current situation. The Emergency Committee, which comprises international experts from all WHO Regions, unanimously advised that, with the information now available, and using a risk-assessment approach, the conditions for a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) have not at present been met.


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            Re: Oman - MOH announces first case of Coronavirus

            Oman Records First MERS Death

            by Naharnet Newsdesk

            An Omani man has died after contracting MERS, becoming the first recorded fatality from the coronavirus in the Gulf sultanate, health authorities announced Sunday.


            The 68-year-old was "suffering from several chronic illnesses including diabetes, blood pressure, and heart failure," the health ministry said in a statement.

            "The main cause of death was failure in lung function," it said.

            Health authorities announced the man's infection by (MERS-CoV) -- Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus -- on October 30.

            It was the only MERS case reported in Oman so far.

            The man was receiving treatment at a hospital in Nazwa, 150 kilometers (95 miles) west of Muscat.

            The ministry said that tests carried out for all those who had contacted the victim had given negative results.

            Health authorities in Saudi Arabia, the Gulf nation where the virus first appeared in September 2012, announced on Sunday a new death by MERS, bringing to 53 the number of fatalities in the kingdom by the coronavirus.

            MERS has so far cost 64 lives worldwide, according to a November 4 update by the World Health Organization (WHO).

            Experts are struggling to understand the disease, for which there is no vaccine.

            It is considered a deadlier but less-transmissible cousin of the SARS virus that erupted in Asia in 2003 and infected 8,273 people, nine percent of whom died.

            Like SARS, MERS appears to cause a lung infection, with patients suffering from a temperature, cough and breathing difficulty.

            But it differs in that it also causes rapid kidney failure and the extremely high death rate has caused serious concern.

            In August, researchers pointed to Arabian camels as possible hosts of the virus.

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            • #7
              Re: Oman - MOH announces first case of Coronavirus - Patient died

              Source: http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/oman/o...eath-1.1253443


              Oman reports first Mers death
              Saudi Arabia announces new death, bringing its toll to 53

              Staff Report
              Published: 15:17 November 10, 2013
              Gulf News

              Muscat: The first known case of Mers coronavirus in Oman succumbed to the deadly virus on Sunday morning after battling the illness for 12 days.

              The 68-year-old Omani from the country’s northwest region was first diagnosed with Mers on September 29 at the Adam health centre, about 200km northwest of Muscat, but he was moved to the Nizwa Hospital as he had a persistent fever, where he tested positive for the virus...

              ...“He was under the best medical care but his condition kept deteriorating and on Saturday morning he breathed his last due to lung failure,” a spokesman for the ministry said...

              ...The first patient had a “seven-day history of fever, cough, expectoration and shortness of breath”...

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                Re: Oman - MOH announces first case of Coronavirus - Patient died

                Weekly Feedback of Communicable Diseases, Week 44, MOH Oman, CDSC

                Edited.
                *A confirmed case of MERS-Cov from Nizwa Hospital was reported on 29-October, the pt is 68 years old, known case of type 2 Diabetes Mellitus on insulin, uncontrolled HTN, IHD, post CABG, No Hx of travel but has been in contact with 2 son-in-laws who had returned from HaJJ, Oct 29th he was suspected of viral pneumonia and was tested positive MERS-CoV by RT-PCR at CPHL.

                MOH Oman, CDSC reported for week 44, 22/23 Dakhliyah Governorate suspected cases tested negative accept for the later.
                From week 20-44 there has been numerous suspected cases from all Governorates!

                https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B1rM...=sharing&pli=1

                To see
                CDSC OMAN | Statistics and Data
                http://www.cdscoman.org/statistics-and-data.html

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                • #9
                  Re: Oman - Man, 68, comorbodities, sons-in-law attended Hajj - died

                  "From week 20-44 there has been numerous suspected cases from all Governorates!"
                  Correction!
                  Do not like using "numerous" and they started reporting from week 21!

                  Oman-Cumulative Summary of Suspected MERS-CoV cases (n=240) from Weeks 21-44 (MOH-CDSC, Oman) - FluTrackers
                  http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=213513

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