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  • UAE - Government announces 3 new coronavirus cases - Man (38) and his son (8)- His pregnant wife (32) gave birth in hospital and died - No travel history - 20 contacts under surveillance

    WAM is the government news agency.

    machine translation

    Health Authority - Abu Dhabi: Two cases of the virus to a patient Jordanian Corona resident and his wife in a hospital in Abu Dhabi.
    28/11/2013 21:55:00
    Abu Dhabi HIV / Corona / two cases. Abu Dhabi on November 28 / WAM / announced the Health Authority of Abu Dhabi for the diagnosis of two cases of the virus, corona virus that causes AIDS Middle East respiratory patient Jordanian resident and his wife in a hospital in Abu Dhabi. has a patient age 38 years, suffering from respiratory symptoms admitted to hospital evacuated, where he was diagnosed and is receiving treatment currently in intensive care. was discovered injured wife the same disease which is eight months pregnant and infected with symptoms of acute respiratory and receiving treatment in intensive care at a hospital in the state.

    confirmed the Health Authority of Abu Dhabi they are in coordination with the Ministry of Health and bodies Health and relevant state in this regard and has taken the necessary measures and precautions in accordance with the recommendations of the scientific and conditions and criteria adopted by the World Health Organization, including epidemiological investigation of Mkhaltin. explained the Ministry of Health that the first HIV infection coronary new "virus Koruna" had been announced in the September 20, 2012 from by the World Health Organization until the end of November 2013 the organization announced about 163 confirmed cases of HIV Koruna globally. indicated the Ministry of Health to the World Health Organization confirmed that the virus is not a concern for public health at the moment and stressed that the current situation does not require any action to ban travel to any country in the world and does not require tests early in the ports states do not impose any restrictions on trade. assured the ministry everyone that cases detected around the world are still limited deployment compared to the types of other flu confirmed that health status is not a cause for concern and that the ministry is following the situation closely and including ensures the health and safety of everyone.

    http://www.wam.org.ae/servlet/Satell...2FWAM_A_Layout

  • Biological
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    Re: UAE - Government announces 3 new coronavirus cases - Man (38) and his son (8)- His pregnant wife (32) gave birth in hospital and died - No travel history - 20 contacts under surveillance

    Correction by WHO!

    Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) - update
    Disease outbreak news
    2 December 2013 - On 1 December 2013 WHO was informed of an additional three laboratory-confirmed cases of infection with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in the United Arab Emirates

    The three cases belong to a family in Abu Dhabi – a mother (32 years old) who died 2 December 2013*, father (38 years old) and son (8 years old). The earliest onset of illness was 15 November 2013. The father is in a critical condition in hospital. The mother and father had no travel history, no contact with a known confirmed case and no history of contact with animals. While hospitalized, the mother gave birth to a newborn child. The 8 year old son, who has mild respiratory symptoms, was detected from epidemiological investigation of family contacts, and is being kept in hospital isolation.
    Further investigations into close contacts of the family, the newborn baby, and healthcare workers are on-going.

    Additionally, two previously laboratory-confirmed cases from Qatar died on 15 and 21 November 2013**.

    Globally, from September 2012 to date, WHO has been informed of a total of 163 laboratory-confirmed cases of infection with MERS-CoV, including 71 deaths.

    Based on the current situation and available information, WHO encourages all Member States to continue their surveillance for severe acute respiratory infections (SARI) and to carefully review any unusual patterns.
    Health care providers are advised to maintain vigilance. Recent travellers returning from the Middle East who develop SARI should be tested for MERS-CoV as advised in the current surveillance recommendations.
    Patients diagnosed and reported to date have had respiratory disease as their primary illness. Diarrhoea is commonly reported among the patients and severe complications include renal failure and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) with shock. It is possible that severely immunocompromised patients can present with atypical signs and symptoms.
    Health care facilities are reminded of the importance of systematic implementation of infection prevention and control (IPC). Health care facilities that provide care for patients suspected or confirmed with MERS-CoV infection should take appropriate measures to decrease the risk of transmission of the virus to other patients, health care workers and visitors.
    All Member States are reminded to promptly assess and notify WHO of any new case of infection with MERS-CoV, along with information about potential exposures that may have resulted in infection and a description of the clinical course. Investigation into the source of exposure should promptly be initiated to identify the mode of exposure, so that further transmission of the virus can be prevented.
    People at high risk of severe disease due to MERS-CoV should avoid close contact with animals when visiting farms or barn areas where the virus is known to be potentially circulating. For the general public, when visiting a farm or a barn, general hygiene measures, such as regular hand washing before and after touching animals, avoiding contact with sick animals, and following food hygiene practices, should be adhered to.
    WHO does not advise special screening at points of entry with regard to this event nor does it currently recommend the application of any travel or trade restrictions.
    WHO has convened an Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (IHR) to advise the Director-General on the status of the current situation. The Emergency Committee, which comprises international experts from all WHO Regions, unanimously advised that, with the information now available, and using a risk-assessment approach, the conditions for a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) have not at present been met.
    ________________________________________
    * This information updates an earlier version of this posting.
    ** This information corrects and earlier version of this posting which had the dates the deaths were reported

    WHO | Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) - update
    http://www.who.int/csr/don/2013_12_02/en/index.html


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  • tetano
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    Re: UAE - Government announces 3 new coronavirus cases - Man (38) and his son (8)- His pregnant wife (32) gave birth in hospital and died - No travel history - 20 contacts under surveillance

    Baby born to Mers victim who died in Abu Dhabi ‘not infected’




    ABU DHABI // Classmates and teachers of an eight-year-old boy who has been infected with Mers are to be tested for the coronavirus.




    The Jordanian boy’s mother, 32, who gave birth two weeks ago, has died. His father, 38, is still in hospital.

    “All close contacts including healthcare workers, family members, school teachers and students in exposed classes are to be tested for Mers-CoV,” said Dr Jamal Al Kaabi, director of customer care and corporate communications at Health Authority Abu Dhabi.

    Dr Al Kaabi said he could not reveal at which school the boy is a pupil. He has mild respiratory symptoms and is receiving the appropriate care.

    The boy’s mother had been in a critical condition and was admitted to hospital on November 22, when she was 32 weeks pregnant.

    Dr Al Kaabi confirmed the newborn, a girl who was delivered by caesarean, was not infected.

    Read more: http://www.thenational.ae/uae/health...#ixzz2mQluBL7K

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  • Shiloh
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    Re: UAE - Government announces 3 new coronavirus cases - Man (38) and his son (8)- His pregnant wife (32) gave birth in hospital and died - No travel history - 20 contacts under surveillance

    Source: http://metronews.ca/health/871680/ba...-mers-patient/


    December 2, 2013 Updated: December 2, 2013 | 4:17 pm
    Baby born by C-section to MERS patient
    By Helen Branswell The Canadian Press

    A man, his pregnant wife and their eight-year-old son have tested positive for MERS in the United Arab Emirates, the World Health Organization announced Monday.

    The woman, who was eight months pregnant when she contracted the virus, gave birth by emergency C-section to a healthy baby boy. But later Monday, the National, an English-language newspaper in Abu Dhabi, reported that the woman had succumbed to her illness...

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  • tetano
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    Re: UAE - Government announces 3 new coronavirus cases - Man (38), his pregnant wife(32) who gave birth in hospital; his son (8) - No travel history - 20 contacts under surveillance

    Mother of Jordanian boy, 8, diagnosed with Mers coronavirus dies in Abu Dhabi


    The mother of an eight-year-old Jordanian boy diagnosed with the Mers coronavirus (Mers-Cov) in Abu Dhabi has died, the Health Authority-Abu Dhabi (Haad) announced on Monday. The woman, 32, had been in critical condition and had recently given birth after being hospitalised because of the illness, the World Health Organisation said. The boy and his father, 38, are stable and they are receiving the required care, Haad said.


    http://www.thenational.ae/uae/health...s-in-abu-dhabi

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  • Giuseppe
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    UAE - Government announces 3 new coronavirus cases - Man (38), his pregnant wife(32) who gave birth in hospital; his son (8) - No travel history - 20 contacts under surveillance

    [Source: World Health Organization, full page: (LINK). Edited.]


    Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – update

    D.O.N. / 2 December 2013


    On 1 December 2013 WHO was informed of an additional three laboratory-confirmed cases of infection with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in the United Arab Emirates

    The three cases belong to a family in Abu Dhabi – a mother (32 years old), father (38 years old) and son (8 years old).

    The earliest onset of illness was 15 November 2013.

    Both the mother and father are in a critical condition in hospital.

    They had no travel history, no contact with a known confirmed case and no history of contact with animals.

    While hospitalized, the mother gave birth to a newborn child.

    The 8 year old son, who has mild respiratory symptoms, was detected from epidemiological investigation of family contacts, and is being kept in hospital isolation.

    Further investigations into close contacts of the family, the newborn baby, and healthcare workers are on-going.

    Additionally, two previously laboratory-confirmed cases from Qatar died on 19 and 29 November 2013.

    Globally, from September 2012 to date, WHO has been informed of a total of 163 laboratory-confirmed cases of infection with MERS-CoV, including 70 deaths.

    Based on the current situation and available information, WHO encourages all Member States to continue their surveillance for severe acute respiratory infections (SARI) and to carefully review any unusual patterns.

    Health care providers are advised to maintain vigilance. Recent travellers returning from the Middle East who develop SARI should be tested for MERS-CoV as advised in the current surveillance recommendations.

    Patients diagnosed and reported to date have had respiratory disease as their primary illness. Diarrhoea is commonly reported among the patients and severe complications include renal failure and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) with shock. It is possible that severely immunocompromised patients can present with atypical signs and symptoms.

    Health care facilities are reminded of the importance of systematic implementation of infection prevention and control (IPC). Health care facilities that provide care for patients suspected or confirmed with MERS-CoV infection should take appropriate measures to decrease the risk of transmission of the virus to other patients, health care workers and visitors.

    All Member States are reminded to promptly assess and notify WHO of any new case of infection with MERS-CoV, along with information about potential exposures that may have resulted in infection and a description of the clinical course. Investigation into the source of exposure should promptly be initiated to identify the mode of exposure, so that further transmission of the virus can be prevented.

    People at high risk of severe disease due to MERS-CoV should avoid close contact with animals when visiting farms or barn areas where the virus is known to be potentially circulating. For the general public, when visiting a farm or a barn, general hygiene measures, such as regular hand washing before and after touching animals, avoiding contact with sick animals, and following food hygiene practices, should be adhered to.

    WHO does not advise special screening at points of entry with regard to this event nor does it currently recommend the application of any travel or trade restrictions.

    WHO has convened an Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (IHR) to advise the Director-General on the status of the current situation. The Emergency Committee, which comprises international experts from all WHO Regions, unanimously advised that, with the information now available, and using a risk-assessment approach, the conditions for a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) have not at present been met.


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  • Biological
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    Re: UAE - Government announces 3 new coronavirus cases - Man (38), his pregnant wife(32) who gave birth in hospital; his son (8) - No travel history - 20 contacts under surveillance

    Further Updates by WHO via Twitter, Dec 2, 2013:

    WHO ‏@WHO 38m
    WHO has been informed of the death of two lab-confirmed cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus in Qatar #MERS


    WHO ‏@WHO 43m
    Globally, from Sept 2012 to date, WHO has been informed of 163 lab-confirmed Middle East respiratory syndrome cases, incl. 70 deaths #MERS

    WHO (WHO) on Twitter
    https://twitter.com/WHO

    "The female case gave birth to a newborn while in hospital"
    I wonder if swabs were done on the neonate?

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  • Gert van der Hoek
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    Updates by WHO via Twitter, dec 2, 2013:


    WHO ‏@WHO
    The three new #MERS cases from #UAE had no travel history, no contact with known confirmed case, no history of animal contact
    WHO ‏@WHO
    Both adult #MERS cases in #UAE are in a critical condition in the hospital. The female case gave birth to a newborn while in hospital
    WHO ‏@WHO
    The three new Middle East respiratory syndrome cases from #UAE were from a family in Abu Dhabi: mother (32y), father (38y), son (8y) #MERS

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  • Gert van der Hoek
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    8-year-old diagnosed with coronavirus in Abu Dhabi

    Child's father was also recently diagnosed with the virus

    WAMPublished: 22:25 December 1, 2013


    Abu Dhabi: An eight-year-old Jordanian has been diagnosed with the coronavirus, the Abu Dhabi health officials have announced.
    The child is the son of a 38-year-old Jordanian who was recently admitted to hospital suffering from the virus.


    The authority pointed out that the child is showing mild symptoms, and is currently being held in quarantine with regular check-ups being carried out.
    The Health Authority, Abu Dhabi reaffirmed that it is coordinating with the Ministry of Health and other health authorities in the UAE to take precautionary measures specified by the World Health Organisation.

    Gulf News

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  • sharon sanders
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    Re: UAE - Government announces 2 new coronavirus cases - Man, 38, and his pregnant wife - Abu Dhabi

    Originally posted by Treyfish View Post
    Hijjawi said that contacts revealed that the patients went through Saudi Arabia before traveling to the UAE expected to be infected during their stay in Saudi Arabia S...
    Apparently the family traveled through Saudi Arabia..??

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  • sharon sanders
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    Re: UAE - Government announces 2 new coronavirus cases - Man, 38, and his pregnant wife - Abu Dhabi: Media report says son, 9, also tested positive + 20 contacts under surveillance

    I consider WAM the MoH site since it is the official gov news website. I should have stated this more clearly

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  • Biological
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    Re: UAE - Government announces 2 new coronavirus cases - Man, 38, and his pregnant wife - Abu Dhabi: Media report says son, 9, also tested positive + 20 contacts under surveillance

    "I do not see the latest info from the news report above on the MoH site yet"

    In my research....HAAD has never posted on there MERS CoV cases on their website...only via WAM!
    http://www.haad.ae/haad/


    If they have please post hyperlinks.

    The wife being in third trimester... high risk for both!

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  • sharon sanders
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    Re: UAE - Government announces 2 new coronavirus cases - Man, 38, and his pregnant wife - Abu Dhabi

    I do not see the latest info from the news report above on the MoH site yet.

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  • Treyfish
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    Re: UAE - Government announces 2 new coronavirus cases - Man, 38, and his pregnant wife - Abu Dhabi

    3 injured Jordanians Emirates Corona virus

    <center style=";text-align:left;direction:ltr"></center>Amman - Ahmed Eagles - The director of health care at the Ministry of Health, Dr. Bassam Hijjawi that the tests conducted by the Public Health Authority in Abu Dhabi proved wounding three Jordanians residing there Corona virus, they are the same family (father, mother and child, 9 years old).

    He said in a statement to &#171;opinion&#187; that the wife was hit in multiples of being pregnant and went into a coma as a result of the corona virus that causes respiratory syndrome, the Middle East or unknown reasons Kiffa treatment.
    Dr Hijjawi said the ministry had made ​​contacts with the Health Authority of Abu Dhabi to find out the
    extent of injury, the family of Jordan infected with coronavirus and that the Commission was informed that the injured Jordanian citizen at the age (38 years), a resident of the United Arab Emirates was taken to the hospital because of respiratory problems and found a virus corona virus that causes AIDS Middle East as well as respiratory and hit his wife was eight months pregnant infected with the virus and then transported to the hospital tests revealed injury of their son and Umrah (9) years and was admitted to the hospital all of the convergence of treatment.
    Said Hijjawi that the injured (3) brothers and their wives and children and they will be (20) individuals asked them to Health Authority in Abu Dhabi, not to travel or return to Jordan for 12 days and checkups revealed not to have virus Koruna being in contact for people stressing Hijjawi that after the passage of 12 days One of them did not appear on the symptoms will allow them to move or travel according to the Health Authority of Abu Dhabi told him.

    Dr Hijjawi revealed that the ministry had contacted the family of the injured in Amman and took some of the details about the lives of Jordanians who caught the virus in Abu Dhabi and a request from the brother of the victim notified the Ministry of Health of any developments reached by the UAE on their families.
    Hijjawi said that contacts revealed that the patients went through Saudi Arabia before traveling to the UAE expected to be infected during their stay in Saudi Arabia S..
    http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.alrai.com%2Farticle%2F619503. html

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  • Treyfish
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    Re: UAE - Government announces 2 new coronavirus cases - Man, 38, and his pregnant wife - Abu Dhabi

    “This is the first ever involving a pregnant woman so we do not know anything about the possible outcome.”[LEFT][COLOR=#000000]
    Read more: http://www.thenational.ae/uae/health...#ixzz2m4h8h7sW

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