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  • Tunisia: MoH announces 1 death nCoV (WHO says not confirmed) after returning from Saudi Arabia and Qatar; 2 children confirmed nCoV

    Very big to Diane for her hard work in finding this and tracking down more on it!



    There is still some confusion and conflicting info on this situation. There is no mention of it on the official Tunisian Ministry of Health website. However, it has been reported by the Agence Tunis Afrique Presse (TAP), which is essentially the official press agency for Tunisia.



    Machine translation:

    "The death of the Tunisian citizen returning from the Gulf due to a virus 'Corona' (Ministry of Health)

    Monday, May 20, 2013

    Tunisia (TAP) - The Ministry of Health announced in a communique issued On Monday for the death of a Tunisian citizen returning from the Gulf states due to A virus 'Corona'.

    On this occasion, remember the ministry the recommended procedures to avoid The spread of this virus is mainly represented in caution when symptoms Influenza has come from countries in the Middle East and so avoid approaching them and urged them to carry protective masks and washing hands down

    Residential ventilation Shops..."


    xhttp://www.tap.info.tn/ar/index.php/2012-09-19-07-13-27/17180-
    Last edited by Catbird; May 20th, 2013, 12:05 PM. Reason: clarity



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    Re: Tunisia: MoH announces death of Tunisian citizen from NCoV after returning from Saudia Arabia and Qatar

    h/t Diane

    Machine translation:

    "Tunisia has the first death at the Corona Virus
    May 20, 2013

    The Ministry of Health issued on the day of Monday, May 20, 2013 a press release announcing the death of a Tunisian returned from Gulf countries reached by the Corona virus.

    The ministry reminds the preventive measures to take to avoid contracting such diseases include the cleanliness of the environment and food and calls to avoid direct contact with people showing signs of contamination."



    xhttp://www.tunisienumerique.com/la-tunisie-enregistre-le-premier-deces-au-corona-virus/178016



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    • #3
      Re: Tunisia: MoH announces death of Tunisian citizen from NCoV after returning from Saudia Arabia and Qatar

      h/t Diane


      Machine translation:

      "Tunisia Health: first death from Corona Virus in Monastir
      Published on 20/05/2013

      Corona Virus has made ​​its first death in Tunisia, according to a statement from the Ministry of Health published in the day Monday, May 20, 2013.


      The victim of this virus is a 66 year old man who died at the hospital Fatuma Bourguiba in Monastir, after his trip to Saudi Arabia and Qatar.


      Speaking on the waves ShemsFM Noureddine Achour, Director of the National Observatory of new emerging diseases, spoke doubts about the cause of death of the citizen, the Corona virus, adding that medical tests have shown that n had not been infected by this virus.



      By cons, Mr. Achour said that the two children of the deceased were also contaminated by the Corona Virus in Qatar.



      The Ministry of Health, said the preventive measures to take to avoid contracting such diseases include the cleanliness of the environment and food and calls to avoid direct contact with people showing signs of contamination. "



      xhttp://www.tunivisions.net/43684/566/149/tunisie-sante-1er-deces-par-le-virus-corona-a-monastir.html?utm_source=INK&utm_medium=copy&utm_c ampaign=share&



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      "The benefits of education and of useful knowledge, generally diffused through a community, are essential to the preservation of a free government." - Sam Houston

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      • #4
        Re: Tunisia: MoH announces death of Tunisian citizen from NCoV after returning from Saudia Arabia and Qatar; 2 sons may also be infected

        Additional details:

        Machine translation:

        "Death of a Tunisian reached the Corona virus
        May 20, 2013

        A Tunisian return the Gulf died of Corona virus, announced the Ministry of Health said in a statement Monday. Aged 66 and diabetic, the deceased had been hospitalized in the intensive care unit "Fatuma Bourguiba" Monastir hospital for acute respiratory failure he complained since his return from a trip to Saudi Arabia and Qatar where lies a son.

        Medical tests that doctors have asked the relatives of the victim to perform showed that two members of the family (his son) were infected with this virus. They have received the necessary treatment and recovered completely.

        Relatives of the deceased remain under medical supervision, the statement adds that no cases of the disease have been detected in the family circle.

        The ministry reminds the necessary preventive measures to avoid the spread of this virus. It is necessary to take precautions against people from countries in the Middle East and have cold symptoms.

        It is, also, to avoid the approach, to encourage them to wear masks to cover their mouth and nose, to wash hands frequently and to ventilate the home."




        xhttp://tunisie14.tn/article/detail/deces-d-un-tunisien-atteint-par-le-virus-corona



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        "The benefits of education and of useful knowledge, generally diffused through a community, are essential to the preservation of a free government." - Sam Houston

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        • #5
          Re: Tunisia: MoH announces death of Tunisian citizen from NCoV after returning from Saudi Arabia and Qatar; 2 sons may also be infected

          Source: http://www.kuna.net.kw/ArticleDetail...99&language=en

          Tunisian dies of coronavirus - ministry
          20/05/2013 | 08:59 PM | Arab News
          تصغير الخطتكبير الخط
          TUNIS, May 20 (KUNA) -- A Tunisian national who was returning from the Gulf area has died after being infected with the coronavirus, the health ministry said Monday.
          The 66-year-old diabetic Tunisian was admitted to a hospital in the coastal Monastir city after suffering acute respiratory condition following his return from Saudi Arabia and Qatar, it added, which ultimately caused his death.
          The relative of the deceased were tested and two of them were infected by coronavirus. They are being treated and their conditions are improving...

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          • #6
            Re: Tunisia: MoH announces death of Tunisian citizen from NCoV after returning from Saudi Arabia and Qatar; 2 sons may also be infected

            from earlier today on twitter:

            Gregory Härtl ‏@HaertlG 6h
            .@HelenBranswell @Laurie_Garrett @WHO The father is not confirmed (sample issues) but the 2 children are. So 43 with 21 deaths from #nCoV.
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            Guide your way on."

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            • #7
              Re: Tunisia: MoH announces 1 death nCoV (WHO says not confirmed) after returning from Saudi Arabia and Qatar; 2 children confirmed nCoV

              Source: http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2013/...3861369171456/

              A Tunisian man died of SARS-like virus after Mecca pilgrimage
              Published: May 21, 2013 at 5:24 PM

              GENEVA, Switzerland, May 21 (UPI) -- A Tunisian man died after a pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, and two adults children tested positive for SARS-like virus, health officials say...

              ...The Tunisian man returned from a week's trip to Saudi Arabia and Qatar May 6 and died May 10. His 35-year-old daughter, who traveled with him, also became ill but recovered at home and a 34-year-old son didn't fall sick but tested positive for the virus, a Tunisian official said...

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