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Qatar - MoH announces new coronavirus MERS case, ex-Saudi Arabia - February 21, 2016

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  • Qatar - MoH announces new coronavirus MERS case, ex-Saudi Arabia - February 21, 2016

    Doha: A 66-year-old Qatari citizen was diagnosed with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Corona Virus (MERS-CoV) at the Hamad Medical Corporation, announced the Ministry of Public Health.
    The patient is undergoing treatment at Hamad General Hospital where his health is reported to be in critical condition.
    The elderly patient is kept in intensive care, said the ministry in a statement.
    The ministry urged the public to follow the recommended infection prevention and control measures such as keeping away from the camels, reported English daily Gulf Times.

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    Ministry of Public Health announces new cases of HIV Coruna

    date of issue: February 21, 2016 Category: Leading News

    Ministry of Public Health announced the registration of new cases of laboratory confirmed infection corona virus that causes respiratory syndrome Middle East for the citizen at the age of 66 years old and suffering from several chronic diseases.
    This is the first case that is recorded this year as the date back last previous case to May 22, 2015, has been diagnosed with the new situation in the reference laboratories in the HMC confirmation. The Ministry of Public Health, he showed that the patient was an ambulance transferred to the Hamad General Hospital, in the case of critical and complaining of cough and fever with symptoms of a bad intestinal, was isolated for medical care, intensive care and mentions that the patient, he had just returned from a visit to Saudi Arabia. Upon receipt of the communication of the situation by the rapid response of the Ministry of public Health team to monitor all potential contacts of the patient to check they are free of the disease in addition to making the necessary them tests, where will continue to follow-up for two weeks to make sure not having any symptoms on them and provide them with appropriate preventive advice. the calls of the Ministry of public health of all members of the community to the need to follow the necessary and approved by the World Health Organization when dealing with camels precautions in order to preserve their health, including the need to avoid people with chronic diseases friction near the camels when visiting farms or barns with the need to boil well camel milk before eating. As for the general public should have to visit a farm or barn adherence to hygiene Kahars to wash your hands regularly and avoid friction measures Pets diseased, referred to that research efforts continue at the global and local levels to identify potential transmission routes of HIV. It is worth mentioning that the rapid response team is working around the clock and have no complaints or concerns related to the transition of diseases on the hotline numbers 66740948 or 66740951


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

    Disease outbreak news
    10 March 2016

    On 21 February 2016, the National IHR Focal Point of Qatar notified WHO of 1 additional case of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection.
    Details of the case

    A 66-year-old, male, Qatari national developed symptoms on 18 February while in Saudi Arabia, where he had stayed for approximately 2 months. On 19 February, the patient sought health care in a hospital in El-Hassa Region, Saudi Arabia, where he was treated symptomatically and discharged. The patient developed additional symptoms on 20 February. On the same day, as his condition deteriorated, the patient was transferred by ambulance to a hospital in Doha, Qatar. The patient, who was a heavy smoker and had comorbidities, tested positive for MERS-CoV on 21 February. He passed away on 7 March.
    The patient owned a camel barn in Saudi Arabia and frequently visited it. He had a history of frequent contact with the camels and of consumption of their raw milk. He had no history of contact with the other known risk factors in the 14 days prior to the onset of symptoms.


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