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  • Qatar - MoH announces new coronavirus MERS case - May 2, 2016

    A 40-year old camel worker has tested positive for the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Corona Virus (Mers-CoV), the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) announced.
    It is the second case confirmed in Qatar so far this year.
    The worker, who was neither in contact with a suspected patient nor abroad during the last two weeks, is free from chronic diseases that usually cause immunity suppression. He was admitted to Hamad General Hospital with general symptoms where routine investigations tested positive for Mers-CoV despite him not exhibiting any respiratory related symptoms.
    The patient is currently in a stable condition and receiving the necessary medical care in the isolation ward according to the national protocol for infection prevention and control, the ministry said in a statement.

    http://www.gulf-times.com/story/4908...-Mers-in-Qatar

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    • Health Ministry announces the registration of new cases of HIV Coruna


    Health Ministry announces the registration of new cases of HIV Coruna

    date of issue: 02 May 2016 Category: Leading News

    Ministry of Public Health announced the registration of new cases of laboratory confirmed infection corona virus that causes AIDS Middle East respiratory a resident at the age of 40 years and works in the field of camel husbandry and does not suffer from chronic diseases or weakened immune, thus registering a second case that catch the virus this year.

    The patient did not mix with people similar symptoms did not travel outside the country during the past two weeks, and had been introduced to Hamad Hospital General to receive necessary medical care , where the laboratory tests that were made ​​in the reference laboratories of the Hamad Medical Corporation showed a diagnosis that causes syndrome Middle East respiratory corona virus in spite of You do not receive any respiratory symptoms and it has been isolated to receive proper medical care. upon receipt of the communication of the situation by the rapid response of the Ministry of public Health team to pursue all potential contacts of the patient to check if it was them who matches the standard definition of a case of suspected , according to the World Health Organization definition of addition to make 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 research efforts will continue on a global and local level to determine the modes of transmission of HIV infection, calls for the Ministry ofpublic health of all members of the community to the need to follow the precautions necessary and approved by the World Health Organization when dealing with camels in order to preserve their health, including the need to avoid people most susceptible to the risk of severe complications due to Corona friction virus closely camels when visiting farms or barns. As for the general public should have to visit a farm or barn adherence to hygiene measures public Kahars to wash your hands regularly and avoid contact with animals sick with Continuously wash yourhands with soap and water with the need to boil camel milk well before eating. 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

    https://www.moph.gov.qa/news-ar/moph...rt=326&page=10



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    • #3
      This case is actually the first case in 2016 that has been derived from inside Qatar.

      A previous case hospitalized in Qatar in 2016 became sick after a visit to Saudi Arabia:

      #1665 - Male, 66, Qatar citizen in ICU after returning from Saudi Arabia

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        Source: http://www.gulf-times.com/story/4908...-Mers-in-Qatar



        Camel worker tests positive for Mers in Qatar

        May 02 2016 08:55 PM
        Doha
        A 40-year old camel worker has tested positive for the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Corona Virus (Mers-CoV), the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) announced.
        It is the second case confirmed in Qatar so far this year.
        The worker, who was neither in contact with a suspected patient nor abroad during the last two weeks, is free from chronic diseases that usually cause immunity suppression. He was admitted to Hamad General Hospital with general symptoms where routine investigations tested positive for Mers-CoV despite him not exhibiting any respiratory related symptoms.
        The patient is currently in a stable condition and receiving the necessary medical care in the isolation ward according to the national protocol for infection prevention and control, the ministry said in a statement...


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