Ministry of Health announces the

registration of new infection Corona

date of issue: May 24, 2017 Category: Main News

The Ministry of Public Health announced the registration of new cases of laboratory confirmed infection Corona causes syndrome Middle East respiratory resident at the age of 29 years, thus registering the third case this year, the total number of cases registered in Qatar since the beginning of the discovery of the virus to 21 cases including 7 deaths.

The patient , who works in the field of camel breeding has complained of the symptoms of fever, cough and pain in the body for several days , so he headed to Hamad General Hospital , where radiological examinations showed the presence of pneumonia acute that require further confirmatory tests in the reference laboratories of the Hamad Medical Corporation, which proved positive sample for the virus Koruna causes respiratory syndrome Middle East. Medical reports stated that the patient is in a stable condition and has been admitted to the hospital to receive proper medical care in line with the national protocol for dealing with cases of the new virus confirmed or suspected. Initial reports have reported that the patient does not suffer from any chronic illness and did not mix with people similar symptoms, and did not travel outside thecountry during the past two weeks.

Upon receipt of the communication of the case of the Rapid Response Team of the Department of Health Protection and Anti - Communicable Diseases at the Ministry of Public Health toconduct epidemiological investigation with the participation of the Department of Livestock at theMinistry of Municipal and Environment team in order to identify the potential source of infection and collect samples of camels , which was sponsored by the patient as well as follow - up of all potential contacts the patient to check if it matches them from the standard definition of a case ofsuspected according to the World Health Organization definition, is currently under way to conduct the necessary tests on them, which will continue to monitor them for two weeks to make sure You do not receive any symptoms on them to provide them with appropriate preventive advice.

And calls for the Ministry of Public Health all members of society, especially those at risk ofdeveloping complications of the disease such as those with chronic diseases or suffering from immune deficiency level of adherence to hygiene measures while avoiding contact with animals sick and to constantly wash your hands with soap and water and consult a doctor when feeling symptoms of fever, cough , and pain throat and in particular persons who deal closely with camels.

The rapid response team is working around the clock and receiving any complaints or concerns regarding the transition to digital disease hotline 66740948 or 66,740,951.