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Oman - MoH announces new coronavirus MERS case - January 4, 2016

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  • Oman - MoH announces new coronavirus MERS case - January 4, 2016

    Oman announces seventh confirmed case of infection Coruna

    The Ministry of Health announced today (Monday) for the diagnosis of new cases of AIDS Middle East acute respiratory known disease Coruna is this case is the seventh of the total cases reported in the Sultanate where they were the previous case in the month of May 2015 diagnosis, this case of a patient in his forties suffer from a severe inflammation in the lung and a rise in temperature, and his condition is currently stable and have good care in one of the referral hospitals.

    The ministry confirms the continuation of its efforts to monitor and control the disease through effective epidemiological surveillance system in place and the readiness of all referral hospitals to deal with such cases, while the Ministry of Health with other relevant actors proceed with health and preventive action.

    The ministry calls on all segments of the society of citizens and residents alike need their cooperation in order to follow the advice and guidance to effectively contribute to overcome a lot of infections and health problems including respiratory diseases and foremost of which is to maintain personal hygiene and cleanliness of hands and follow proper health behaviors when you cough and sneezing.

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    hat tip to Michael Coston for the link


    The above case is actually the 8th case attributed to Oman as per WHO practice. The previous cases are:

    1) #151 - Man, 68, onset October 26, hospitalized October 28, presented with fever and shortness of breath, Al Dahkliya region - Oman reported Death

    2) #190 - Man, 59, died December 30 - Oman

    3) #971 - Male, 32, onset December 27, hospitalized January 5, died January 7- Dakhelyia, Oman Death

    4) #972 - Female, 31, onset January 8, hospitalized January 9, contact of case #971, Dakhelyia, Oman

    5) #982 - Male, 43, hospitalized on January 16, released January 19, contact with case #971, Dakhelyia, Oman

    6) #1179 - Male, 75, onset May 11, hospitalized May 19 & 25, stable, Oman

    7) #1354 - Male, 75, onset date June 10, hospitalized in Oman, then traveled to Thailand and hospitalized upon arrival June 15, Oman WHO

    Source: FluTrackers Coronavirus Case List here.