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  • UAE - Man, 40, resident of Oman died from novel coronavirus

    There is no WHO report on this case yet:


    #210 - WHO tweeted about a new UAE case (fatal) who is a citizen of Oman. No details at this time: WHO ‏@WHO 5h
    On 23 Mar 2014, #UAE notified WHO of an additional lab-confirmed, fatal case of Middle East respiratory syndrome in an Omani resident #MERS

    WHO ‏@WHO 5h
    The latest lab-confirmed #MERS case in #UAE (23 Mar 2014) did not have contact w/ another lab-confirmed case or w/ animals. No travel hist

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    Re: UAE - Resident of Oman novel coronavirus case announced on twitter by WHO on March 25, 2014

    hat tip Michael Coston for the link

    Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) update

    Disease Outbreak News

    26 MARCH 2014 - On 23 March 2014, the National IHR Focal Point of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) notified WHO of an additional laboratory-confirmed case of infection with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV).

    Details of the case provided to WHO are as follows:
    A 40 year-old man from Oman with underlying medical conditions. He was first admitted to a hospital in Muscat on 15 February and was then readmitted to hospital in Abu Dhabi on 17 March. His condition deteriorated and he died on 24 March 2014. Laboratory-confirmation was done on 21 March. The patient had no history of recent travel outside of Oman and the UAE, and had no reported contact with animals or a laboratory-confirmed case. Further epidemiological investigation in ongoing.

    http://www.who.int/csr/don/2014_03_26/en/

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      Re: UAE - Resident of Oman novel coronavirus case announced on twitter by WHO on March 25, 2014

      Even though he was hospitalized a month earlier in Oman, it is not clear if this was connected to the novel coronavirus infection which killed him. Apparently he had underlying medical problems. For now I posting this as an UAE case.

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