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  • Oman - Man, 59, died of coronavirus December 30, 2013


    Announced the Sultanate today for the death of a second case a virus "Corona" as An official source at the Ministry of Health, explaining that "the citizen's 59-year-old has passed away at the thirtieth of last December because of a lack of lung function caused by severe pneumonia and the results of laboratory confirmed infected with HIV," Corona
    "The Ministry of Health affirmed its full readiness to deal with these cases and take immediate action by the response team and to take the actions required for each case.

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    Re: 2nd death in Oman


    MERS coronavirus claims another life in Oman
    by Rejimon K | January 01, 2014 , 8 : 30 pm GST

    Muscat: The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) has claimed one more life in the Sultanate.

    According to the Ministry of Health, the Sultanate's second MERS coronavirus patient died of lung failure in a hospital last Monday.

    "A 59-year-old MERS coronavirus patient, who was under treatment, died on December 30. He had lung failure and pneumonia," the Ministry of Health said, while adding that the ministry is prepared to deal with these situations...


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      Re: Oman - Media report of MoH statement: man, 59, died of coronavirus December 30, 2013

      hat tip Shiloh

      from the Oman News Agency -

      2nd Death Case with Coronavirus Registered in Sultanate

      Muscat, Jan1st (ONA) ---- An official source at the Ministry of Health said that the second case of Coronavirus was diagnosed in the Sultanate.

      The source said that the deceased, a 59-year-old Omani who died on December 30th 2013, suffered from lung dysfunction due to acute pneumonia. The lab tests were positive for Coronavirus.

      The Ministry of Health affirmed that the response team is ready to deal with such cases and take immediate and appropriate action with each case.


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        Re: Oman - Man, 59, died of coronavirus December 30, 2013

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

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

        Disease outbreak news / 9 January 2014

        WHO has been informed of an additional laboratory-confirmed case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in Oman.

        The case is a 59 year-old man who became sick with fever, cough and shortness of breath on 20 December 2013 and was admitted to hospital in North Batinha Governorate on 24 December. On 28 December his condition deteriorated and he was transferred to an intensive care unit and was diagnosed with pneumonia. The patient died on 30 December.

        A laboratory confirmation of MERS-CoV was made on 1 January 2014. The patient had a history of daily exposure to camels and other farm animals and also participated in camel race events. In addition, the man was a heavy smoker.

        Globally, from September 2012 to date, WHO has been informed of a total of 178 laboratory-confirmed cases of infection with MERS-CoV, including 75 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.

        People at high risk of severe disease due to MERS-CoV should avoid close contact with animals when visiting farms or barn areas where the virus is known to be potentially circulating. For the general public, when visiting a farm or a barn, general hygiene measures, such as regular hand washing before and after touching animals, avoiding contact with sick animals, and following food hygiene practices, should be adhered to.

        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.