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  • WHO Acknowledged nine new MERS-CoV cases in United Arab Emirates (via Twitter)

    Source: World Health Organization Twitter account: https://twitter.com/WHO

    (April 23 2014, 10.00 GMT+2)

    @WHO

    Globally, from September 2012 to date, WHO has been informed of a total of 253 lab-confirmed cases of infection with #MERS incl 93 deaths


    @WHO

    WHO does not advise special screening at points of entry w/ regard to #MERS in #UAE nor does it recommend any travel, trade restrictions


    @WHO

    On 21 April 2014, 18 April 2014 and 16 April 2014, United Arab Emirates reported an additional 9 lab-confirmed cases of #MERS infection #UAE


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    Re: WHO Acknowledged nine new MERS-CoV cases in United Arab Emirates (via Twitter)

    Update

    from @WHO to @ironorehopper

    #MERS totals (250) published 20 April goo.gl/P5Ef32 already incl 6 lab-confirmed cases reported from #UAE 16 April

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      Re: WHO Acknowledged nine new MERS-CoV cases in United Arab Emirates (via Twitter)

      FluTrackers.com ‏@FluTrackers 2m
      @WHO Are you announcing 3 new #UAE cases not previously reported by you?

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        Re: WHO Acknowledged nine new MERS-CoV cases in United Arab Emirates (via Twitter)

        Originally posted by Giuseppe Michieli View Post
        Update

        from @WHO to @ironorehopper

        #MERS totals (250) published 20 April goo.gl/P5Ef32 already incl 6 lab-confirmed cases reported from #UAE 16 April
        Looks like this tweet was deleted. So I don't know what is going on. They have not responded to my question.

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          Re: WHO Acknowledged nine new MERS-CoV cases in United Arab Emirates (via Twitter)

          Nine Cases of MERS-CoV are Reported to WHO

          The Ministry of Health of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) an additional nine laboratory-confirmed cases of infection with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV).

          The following details were provided to WHO on April 21, 2014 by the Ministry of Health UAE:
          A 52-year-old woman from Abu Dhabi became ill and was admitted to a hospital on April 16. She has underlying medical conditions and is currently in a stable condition. The patient traveled to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia from April 5-16, where she visited the hospital three times. She has no history of contact with animals. All her contacts are being investigated.

          The following details were provided to WHO on April 18, 2014 by the Ministry of Health UAE:
          A 63-year-old woman from Abu Dhabi who had close contact with a previously laboratory-confirmed case reported on April 14. She was screened on April 13 and became ill on April 15. She is reported to have an underlying medical condition. She is reported to have no exposure to animals or a recent travel history.
          A 73-year-old woman from Abu Dhabi who has been an in-patient at the hospital since February 26 due to other illnesses. She has underlying medical conditions. The patient was admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) on April 14 . She is reported having no exposure to animals or a recent travel history.

          Globally, from September 2012 to date, WHO has been informed of a total of 253 laboratory-confirmed cases of infection with MERS-CoV, including 93 deaths.

          The following details were provided to WHO on April 16, 2014 by the Ministry of Health UAE:

          All the cases are from Abu Dhabi and have had close contact with a laboratory-confirmed case reported on April 10. To date, the cases are kept in isolation in a hospital and are well. Screening of other healthcare contacts and family members are ongoing.
          A 52-year-old woman who had mild illness on April 9 and was screened on April 10. She is reported to have no underlying medical condition and does not have exposure to animals or a recent travel history.
          A 28 year-old who was screened on April 10. He has no illness and is reported not to have any underling medical condition and does not have exposure to animals or a recent travel history.
          A 59 year-old man who was screened on April 12. He has no illness. He is reported to have an underlying medical condition. He is reported not to have exposure to animals or a recent travel history.
          A 28 year-old man who was screened on April 10. He developed mild illness on April 11. He is reported to have no underlying medical condition and does not have exposure to animals or a recent travel history.
          A 55 year-old woman who was screened on April 12. She developed mild illness on April 8. She is reported to have no underlying medical condition and does not have exposure to animals or a recent travel history.
          A 28 year-old woman who was screened on April 10. She developed mild illness on April 8. She is reported to have no underlying medical condition and does not have exposure to animals or a recent travel history.

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          http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com...ed-to-who.aspx

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