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Oman-Cumulative Summary of Suspected MERS-CoV cases (n=240) from Weeks 21-44 (MOH-CDSC, Oman)

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  • Oman-Cumulative Summary of Suspected MERS-CoV cases (n=240) from Weeks 21-44 (MOH-CDSC, Oman)

    Added up for only curiosity!

    Cumulative Summary of Suspected MERS-CoV cases from Weeks 21-44 in Oman by Governorates (MOH-CDSC, Oman)

    Governorates / Negative / Positive / % of cases
    Muscat (n=63) 63
    Dhofar (n=24) 24
    N. Batinah (n=31) 31
    S. Batinah (n=5) 5
    Dakhliyah (n=52) 51 / 1 / 1.96%
    N. Sharqiyah (n=9) 9
    S. Sharqiyah (n=18) 18
    Dhahira (n=31) 31
    Buraimi (n=6) 6
    Musandam (n=1) 1
    Al Wustah (n=0) 0
    Total 240 / 1 / 0.42% of cases positive

    1 of 240 suspected cases positive (0.42%)

    CDSC OMAN | Home Page (Communicable Disease and Surveillance and Control, MOH Oman)

    Ministry of Health, Sultanate of Oman ,CDSC OMAN | Statistics and Data, Weekly Feedback of Communicale Diseases- Week 21-44, 2013

    CDSC OMAN | Statistics and Data

    This is not warranted but is a quick summary of available information from CDSC, Oman, MOH!

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    Re: Oman-Cumulative Summary of Suspected MERS-CoV cases (n=240) from Weeks 21-44 (MOH-CDSC, Oman)

    Oman, Saudi Arabia: fatalities
    Date: Mon 11 Nov 2013
    Source: Gulf News [edited]

    Oman reports 1st [MERS] death
    Saudi Arabia announces new death, bringing its toll to 53
    The 1st known case of [MERS] coronavirus in Oman succumbed to the deadly virus on [Saturday] morning [9 Nov 2013] after battling the illness for 12 days.

    The 68-year-old Omani from the country's northwest region was first diagnosed with [MERS] on [29 Oct 2013] at the Adam health centre, about 200 km [124 mi] northwest of Muscat, but he was moved to the Nizwa Hospital as he had a persistent fever, where he tested positive for the virus.

    According to a press release issued by the Ministry of Health, the patient was suffering from multiple chronic diseases, including diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease.

    "He was under the best medical care but his condition kept deteriorating and on Saturday morning [9 Nov 2013] he breathed his last due to lung failure," a spokesman for the ministry said.

    During a recent interaction with media Dr Ahmad Bin Mohammad Al Saeedi, Oman's Minister of Health, had said: "We have examined 129 cases over the last year and all tested negative for this virus. We have a strong surveillance system which has also been appreciated by the WHO."
    Symptoms of [MERS] infection include renal failure and severe acute pneumonia, which often result in a fatal outcome. The 1st patient had a "7-day history of fever, cough, expectoration and shortness of breath". MERS has an estimated incubation period of 12 days.

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    Published Date: 2013-11-12 08:53:03
    Subject: PRO/AH/EDR> MERS-CoV - Eastern Mediterranean (84): Saudi Arabia, Oman, deaths, WHO, RFI
    Archive Number: 20131112.2049026