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  • UAE - Cluster 14: The UAE Paramedics - April 2014 - MERS, coronavirus, 1 case exported to Philippines

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    Interior announces the death of a Corona virus Msafeeha
    Date: April 11, 2014


    Interior Ministry announced via computed on e-networking site Twitter about the death of a Msafeeha and wounding five other paramedics (Vlpini nationality) employees of the emergency department in the city of Al Ain corona virus.

    The ministry said action was taken and the necessary preventive health, have been communicating with members of the community who have been their ministry in the last period for precautionary check on them.

    The ministry confirmed its commitment to the principle of continuous transparency in the News revealed that fall within the framework of citizens' interest and relate to their security and safety.

    http://www.albayan.ae/across-the-uae...4-11-1.2099758

  • #2
    Re: UAE - Media report: 6 paramedics infected with novel coronavirus including 1 death

    MOI_UAE ‏@AbuDhabiPolice 5h
    تعلن وزارة الداخلية عن وفاة أحد مسعفيها وإصابة 5 آخرين من المسعفين (فلبينيين الجنسية) منتسبي قسم الإسعاف في مدينة العين بفيروس الكورونا.


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    MOI_UAE @ AbuDhabiPolice 5h
    The Ministry of the Interior for the death of a Msafeeha and wounding five other paramedics ( Filipino nationality) employees of the emergency department in the city of Al Ain corona virus .


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    This is a twitter verified account. So apparently this data is true.

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    • #3
      Re: UAE - Ministry of Interior: 6 infected with novel coronavirus - 5 are paramedics:1 death

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      Saturday, April 11, 2014

      5 deaths and injuries to paramedics Filipino employees of the "internal" Pkorona
      Revealed the Ministry of Interior for the death of a Msafeeha, and wounding five others, (Filipinos) of the employees of the emergency department in the city of Al Ain, virus infection Corona, through disclosure and conduct periodic medical examinations on them.
      ministry said in a statement that it has taken measures health and preventive necessary; placing them in quarantine health, and continued ministry with people who have been first aid from members of the community in the last period for precautionary check on them. ministry confirmed its commitment to the principle of continuous transparency in the News revealed that fall within the community's interest and related to its security and integrity.


      http://www.adpolice.gov.ae/ar/News/c....moi.phlp.aspx

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      • #4
        Re: UAE - Ministry of Interior: 6 infected with novel coronavirus - 5 are paramedics:1 death - Al Ain

        Source: http://www.wam.org.ae/servlet/Satell...T-LEN-FullNews

        Health worker who contracted Mers corona virus dies, five infected
        Apr 11, 2014 - 02:25 -

        ABU DHABI, 11th April 2014 (WAM) - A Filipino ambulance paramedic who works for the Interior Ministry, has died after contracting Mers coronavirus and five others, also Filipinos, are infected with the virus, according to the ministry.

        The ministry said in a statement today that the five paramedics who were found infected with the virus after a routine check-up...

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        • #5
          Re: UAE - Ministry of Interior: 6 infected with novel coronavirus - 5 are paramedics:1 death - Al Ain

          Source: http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/uae/he...mers-1.1318023


          UAE | Health

          One paramedic dead, five others quarantined in Al Ain, UAE, after being infected with Mers

          UAE ministry says it 'has taken all necessary preventive health measures'

          Staff Report
          Published: 15:10 April 11, 2014

          Al Ain: One Filipino paramedic died and five other medics from the Al Ain Rescue and Ambulance Section have been quarantined after being infected with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (Mers-CoV), said official from the UAE Ministry of Interior.

          In a statement on Friday, the Ministry of Interior said the six cases “were diagnosed during the periodic medical examinations”...

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          • #6
            Re: UAE - Ministry of Interior: 6 infected with novel coronavirus - 5 are paramedics:1 death - Al Ain

            Source: http://www.khaleejtimes.com/kt-artic...th_april25.xml

            Mers virus claims another victim in UAE
            Nissar Hoath / 11 April 2014

            The ministry has taken swift action to prevent the spread of the virus in the hospital and shifted the infected workers to an isolated quarantine.

            The Mers virus has claimed another life in the UAE and five others have been quarantined in Al Ain. All the victims, according to the Ministry of Interior that is tasked to monitor and control the spread of the virus, were Filipinos.

            The victims, employees of a hospital in the oasis city contracted the virus at their work place and tests conducted by emergency department of the hospital along with Ministry of Interior experts confirmed Mers infection...

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            • #7
              Re: UAE - Ministry of Interior: 6 infected with novel coronavirus - 5 are paramedics:1 death - Al Ain

              Source: http://english.al-akhbar.com/content...-paramedic-uae

              MERS virus kills Filipino paramedic in UAE
              Published Friday, April 11, 2014

              The United Arab Emirates announced Friday that one of six Filipino paramedics in the UAE who have been infected by the MERS coronavirus has died from the respiratory disease.

              The announcement comes just days after a 24-hour shutdown of the emergency department at a major hospital in Saudi Arabia, where most cases have been reported, amid fears of a spread of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome among medical staff.

              The UAE interior ministry said the six staff members worked at the Al-Ain Rescue and Ambulance Section in Abu Dhabi.

              The ministry "has taken all necessary preventive health measures by placing the patients under quarantine," it said in a statement without specifying when the paramedic died.

              It also urged people who have been transferred lately to hospitals to check on their condition, as a precautionary move...

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              • #8
                Re: UAE - Ministry of Interior: 6 infected with novel coronavirus - 5 are paramedics:1 death - Al Ain

                Source: http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/uae/he...-cov-1.1318149



                Six medics infected by Mers-Cov
                One of six has died, five remain quarantined in isolation ward

                By Samihah Zaman, Staff Reporter
                Published: 21:30 April 11, 2014

                ...Authorities still do not know how the paramedics got infected, but it is likely they were exposed while dealing with elderly patients, a source at the UAE Ministry of Health’s (MoH) Infection Control Committee told Gulf News. The majority of Mers infections in the UAE have occurred among elderly, chronically-ill people...

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                • #9
                  Re: UAE - Ministry of Interior: 6 infected with novel coronavirus - 6 are paramedics:1 death - Al Ain

                  Source: http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/global-fi...ofw-mers-virus

                  Team sent to check death of OFW from MERS virus
                  ABS-CBNnews.com
                  Posted at 04/12/2014 5:00 PM | Updated as of 04/12/2014 5:00 PM

                  MANILA - The Department of Foreign Affairs on Saturday said that a team has been sent to the city of Al Ain in the United Arab Emirates to get more information about the reported death of a Pinoy worker due to the MERS virus.

                  "I would like to confirm that our embassy in Abu Dhabi has dispatched a team to the city called Al Ain, which is one and half hours from Abu Dhabi, to coordinate with the hospital regarding the reported death of a Filipino paramedic of suspected MERS Virus," said DFA Spokesperson, Assistant Secretary Charles Jose...

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                  • #10
                    Re: UAE - Ministry of Interior: 6 infected with novel coronavirus - 6 are paramedics:1 death - Al Ain

                    Source: http://www.thenational.ae/uae/health...-by-mers-virus


                    Al Ain Filipinos remember ‘selfless’ friend killed by Mers virus
                    Ramona Ruiz
                    April 13, 2014 Updated: April 13, 2014 23:53:00

                    ...Ronnie Balilo, president of the non-profit Filipino Association for Computer Excellence (Face), said the unexpected death of Mr Esporlas, a paramedic, was a “big loss” to the Filipino community in Al Ain, where he had served as a volunteer trainer with Face for many years...

                    ...Mr Balilo said his compatriot went from healthy to ill in a short space of time.

                    “I was told that Abun was very joyful and even performed at the graduation,” said Mr Balilo, referring to a ceremony organised by Face, on April 4, at the Rotana Hotel in Al Ain. “The function was held at 7pm and ended at midnight. The next day, he suffered from respiratory symptoms.”

                    Taken to Al Ain Hospital less than two days later, on Sunday April 6, the paramedic was told he had bronchitis, Mr Balilo said.

                    Later that evening, pneumonia was diagnosed, and by the following morning, Esporlas’s kidneys had started to fail. Mers was diagnosed on April 8.

                    “He was declared clinically dead on Tuesday,” Mr Balilo said. “He was pronounced dead officially early Thursday morning.”

                    Vivian Palma, 42, who works at a private school in Al Ain and had known the victim since 2010, said Esporlas had not been his usual self at a friend’s birthday party on April 3.

                    “His face was pale and he was unusually quiet that evening,” she said. “But, he still attended the graduation ceremony the next day. He’s really nice and was like a big brother to me. I can’t believe he’s gone.”...

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                    • #11
                      Re: UAE - Ministry of Interior: 6 infected with novel coronavirus - 6 are paramedics:1 death - Al Ain

                      Source: http://www.thenational.ae/uae/health...s-in-filipinos

                      UAE health authorities monitoring Mers cases in Filipinos
                      Jennifer Bell and Ramona Ruiz
                      April 14, 2014 Updated: April 14, 2014 18:36:00


                      ABU DHABI // Health authorities and Philippine embassy officials in Abu Dhabi are closely monitoring medical staff who may have been infected with the Mers coronavirus.


                      Abundio Verzosa Esporlas, 45, died on Thursday after contracting the virus. Four paramedics and a nurse are in quarantine as a precautionary measure.

                      “The five Filipinos are under observation and are stable, according to the local health authorities,” said Grace Princesa, the Philippine ambassador to the UAE. “They’re doing well and are recovering.”

                      A team from the embassy went to Al Ain at the weekend to check on the condition of the five patients.

                      Ed Cacalda, 58, an engineer in Al Ain, identified the ill as four paramedics and one nurse. He confirmed they were still being kept in quarantine but were doing well as of Monday...

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                      • #12
                        Re: UAE - Ministry of Interior: 6 infected with novel coronavirus - 6 are paramedics:1 death - Al Ain

                        Source: http://7daysindubai.com/heartbreak-f...ody-leave-uae/


                        Heartbreak for family of MERS virus victim as body cannot leave UAE
                        7DAYS April 15, 2014

                        The sister of a paramedic who died from the MERS coronavirus in Al Ain has been told his remains cannot be sent back to the Philippines for burial because of the risk of infecting others.

                        Instead, the body of Abundio Verzosa Esporlas will be cremated after his family signed over power of attorney to the Filipino embassy...

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                        • #13
                          Re: UAE - Ministry of Interior: 6 infected with novel coronavirus - 6 are paramedics:1 death - Al Ain

                          There are apparently more:

                          WHO ‏@WHO 1m
                          On 13 & 14 April 2014, United Arab Emirates notified WHO of a cluster of 10 lab-confirmed #MERS cases among health care workers #UAE

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                          • #14
                            Re: UAE - Ministry of Interior: 6 infected with novel coronavirus - 6 are paramedics:1 death - Al Ain - WHO says there are 10 total (April 15, 2014)

                            Source: http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/uae/he...-uae-1.1319933


                            UAE | Health

                            Three new Mers cases detected in UAE
                            Situation not a public health concern, says Health Ministry

                            WAM
                            Published: 18:35 April 15, 2014

                            Abu Dhabi: The Health Authority - Abu Dhabi (HAAD) announced three new cases of Mers-Coronavirus (Mers-COV).

                            The new cases were identified by screenings of people who came in contact with affected individuals, and that they have no symptoms and are well.

                            From previous asymptomatic cases in the UAE, individuals tend to cure themselves within 10 to 14 days, but are kept in isolation in hospital during this time...

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                            • #15
                              Re: UAE - Ministry of Interior: 6 infected with novel coronavirus - 6 are paramedics:1 death - Al Ain - WHO says there are 10 total (April 15, 2014)

                              Source: http://www.thenational.ae/uae/health...ers-in-the-uae


                              Ten new cases of Mers in the UAE
                              Jennifer Bell
                              April 15, 2014 Updated: April 15, 2014 23:18:00

                              ABU DHABI // A paramedic who died last week after contracting the Mers coronavirus infected 10 colleagues, the World Health Organisation said on Tuesday.

                              Abundio Verzosa Esporlas, 45, an Al Ain Rescue and Ambulance Section worker from the Philippines, died on Thursday after developing flu-like symptoms.

                              It was not known whether the WHO figure included five Al Ain Rescue workers who had direct contact with Esporlas before his death and are in precautionary quarantine.

                              WHO said it had been informed of the 10 new cases by UAE health authorities.

                              However, in a statement released through the state news agency Wam, the Health Authority Abu Dhabi (Haad) said it had identified an additional three cases after screening healthcare workers in Al Ain.

                              Officials at Haad refused to comment on the discrepancy in the figures...

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