Outbreaks

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – The Philippines

WHO Outbreaks News - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 02:00
On 6 July 2015, the IHR National Focal Point of the Philippines notified WHO of 1 laboratory-confirmed case of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection.

The case is a 36-year-old male from Finland. Between 10 and 18 June, he travelled to Saudi Arabia and stayed in Riyadh, Jeddah and Dammam. The patient had cough before travelling to Saudi Arabia; however, while in Saudi Arabia, he did not feel unwell and did not seek medical attention. Investigation of history of exposure to known risk factors in the 14 days prior to the onset of symptoms is ongoing.
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Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Republic of Korea

WHO Outbreaks News - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 12:30
Between 4 and 7 July 2015, the National IHR Focal Point of the Republic of Korea notified WHO of 2 additional confirmed case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV).

To date, a total of 186 MERS-CoV cases, including 33 deaths, have been reported. One of the 186 cases is the case that was confirmed in China and also notified by the National IHR Focal Point of China.
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Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Republic of Korea

WHO Outbreaks News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 13:20
Between 1 and 3 July 2015, the National IHR Focal Point of the Republic of Korea notified WHO of 2 additional confirmed case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV).

To date, a total of 184 MERS-CoV cases, including 33 deaths, have been reported. One of the 184 cases is the case that was confirmed in China and also notified by the National IHR Focal Point of China.
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Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia

WHO Outbreaks News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 13:00
Between 19 and 30 June 2015, the National IHR Focal Point for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia notified WHO of 6 additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection.

Contact tracing of household and healthcare contacts is ongoing for these cases.
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Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Republic of Korea

WHO Outbreaks News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 14:30
Between 27 and 30 June 2015, the National IHR Focal Point of the Republic of Korea notified WHO of 1 additional confirmed case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) alongside 2 additional deaths.

To date, a total of 182 MERS-CoV cases, including 33 deaths, have been reported. One of the 182 cases is the case that was confirmed in China and also notified by the National IHR Focal Point of China.
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Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia

WHO Outbreaks News - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 15:45
Between 18 and 23 May, the National IHR Focal Point for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia notified WHO of 4 additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection, including 1 death.

Contact tracing of household contacts and healthcare contacts is ongoing for these cases.
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Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – United Arab Emirates

WHO Outbreaks News - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 07:30
On 18 May 2015, the IHR National Focal Point of the United Arab Emirates notified WHO of 1 additional case of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection.

The patient is a 33-year-old, non-national male from Al Ain. He has a history of contact with MERS-CoV infected camels imported from Oman (see DON of 18 May). A sputum sample tested positive for MERS-CoV on 17 May, whereupon the patient was admitted to hospital. He was asymptomatic at the time of laboratory testing. He has no comorbidities and no history of exposure to other known risk factors in the 14 days prior to detection. Currently, the case is still asymptomatic and in stable condition in a negative pressure room on a ward.
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Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Republic of Korea

WHO Outbreaks News - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 07:20
On 20 May 2015, the National IHR Focal Point of the Republic of Korea notified WHO of the first laboratory confirmed case of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection. On 21 May, two additional confirmed cases were reported.

The first case is a 68 year-old male with the following travel history: 18-29 April, Bahrain; 29-30 April, United Arab Emirates; 30 April to 1 May, Bahrain; 1-2 May, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; 2 May, Bahrain; and 2-3 May, Qatar. The patient arrived at Korea’s Incheon International airport via Qatar on 4 May. He was asymptomatic on arrival. The patient developed symptoms on 11 May and sought medical care at a clinic from 12 May to 15 May on an outpatient basis. He was then admitted to hospital on 15 May and discharged on 17 May. On the evening of discharge, the patient visited the emergency department of another hospital. A sputum sample tested positive for MERS-CoV on 20 May, whereupon he was transferred to the nationally designated treatment facility for isolation. The patient has no history of exposure to known risk factors in the 14 days prior to detection. Investigation of the source of infection is ongoing.
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Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Qatar

WHO Outbreaks News - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 07:10
On 21 May 2015, the National IHR Focal Point of Qatar notified WHO of 1 additional case of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection

A 29-year-old, non-national male from Doha developed symptoms on 15 May and sought medical advice at a primary health care center on 19 May, whereupon he was treated symptomatically and sent home with home isolation instructions. Nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal swabs tested positive for MERS-CoV on 20 May, whereupon the patient was admitted to hospital. He has no comorbidities. The patient has a history of frequent contact with camels but no consumption of raw camel milk. He has no history of exposure to other known risk factors in the 14 days prior to the onset of symptoms. Currently, the patient is in stable condition in a negative pressure isolation room on a ward. Contact tracing of household contacts and healthcare contacts is ongoing for the case.
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Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia

WHO Outbreaks News - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 07:05
Between 11 and 13 May, the National IHR Focal Point for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia notified WHO of 12 additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection, including 2 deaths.

Contact tracing of household contacts and healthcare contacts is ongoing for these cases.
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