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Oman - WHO confirms coronavirus MERS case - January 23, 2015

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  • Oman - WHO confirms coronavirus MERS case - January 23, 2015

    hat tip Lisa Schnirring

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

    Disease outbreak news
    23 January 2015

    On 17 January 2015, the National IHR Focal Point of Oman notified WHO of 1 additional case of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection.
    Details of the case are as follows:

    A 43-year-old male from Dakhelyia Region. The patient is a direct contact of a laboratory-confirmed, fatal MERS-CoV case and was identified through contact screening.

    He was admitted to hospital on 16 January and discharged on 19 January but the patient remains asymptomatic. He has no comorbidities. The patient visited the fatal case at home and participated in the funeral rites. He has no history of exposure to other known risk factors in the 14 days prior to a respiratory sample being taken.

    Tracing and monitoring of household contacts and healthcare contacts is ongoing for this case.
    Globally, WHO has been notified of 956 laboratory-confirmed cases of infection with MERS-CoV, including at least 351 related deaths.


  • #2
    This must be a new case because the admission date is after the dates indicated in these cases:

    #971 - Male, 32, onset December 27, hospitalized January 5, died January 7- Dakhelyia, Oman Death

    #972 - Female, 31, onset January 8, hospitalized January 9, contact of case #971, Dakhelyia, Oman