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  • UAE - WHO confirms 2 coronavirus MERS cases in a family cluster - 1 new case, 1 case previously known - June 26, 2015

    Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – United Arab Emirates

    Disease outbreak news
    26 June 2015


    On 21 June 2015, the National IHR Focal Point of the United Arab Emirates notified WHO of 2 additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection.
    Details of the cases are as follows:
    • A 46-year-old, non-national female from the Eastern region was identified through contact screening as she is a family member of a laboratory-confirmed MERS-CoV case reported in a previous DON on 16 June. The patient, who has comorbidities, tested positive for MERS-CoV on 18 June. She has no history of exposure to other known risk factors in the 14 days prior to detection. Currently, she is still asymptomatic in a negative pressure isolation room on a ward.
    • An 11-year-old, non-national male from the Eastern region was identified through contact screening as he is a family member of a laboratory-confirmed MERS-CoV case reported in a previous DON on 16 June. The patient, who has no comorbidities, tested positive for MERS-CoV on 18 June. He has no history of exposure to other known risk factors in the 14 days prior to detection. Currently, the patient is asymptomatic in a negative pressure isolation room on a ward.
    Contact tracing of household and healthcare contacts is ongoing for these cases.
    The National IHR Focal Point of the United Arab Emirates also notified WHO of the death of the MERS-CoV case that was reported in a previous DON on 16 June.

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    http://www.who.int/csr/don/26-june-2015-mers-are/en/


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    A previous HAAD (UAE gov) report mentioned an additional confirmed case which is one of the above. I will fill in the new details about this case today:

    #1355 - Announced as a positive case on June 18 by HAAD - UAE



    The relative who is the contact of the above announced cases is:

    #1341 - Male, 65, non-national, onset May 31, hospitalized June 6, critical, UAE Death note


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    Source: http://www.thenational.ae/uae/uae-ex...cted-with-mers



    UAE expat woman and child infected with Mers
    Anam Rizvi
    June 28, 2015 Updated: June 28, 2015 11:04 PM


    ABU DHABI // A child aged 11 and a woman have contracted Mers from a relative who had the virus diagnosed last month.

    The two expatriates, who live in the Eastern Region of Abu Dhabi, were found to have been infected later in June. The World Health Organisation reported that the woman, 46, was suffering from other disorders.

    The WHO said they were relatives of one of two patients who were diagnosed with Mers in May, although it did not say which one...

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