Second Mers patient stable

The authority said that both the cases showed no symptoms, highlighting that they confirmed their infection with the virus through active investigation.

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Published: Fri 22 May 2015, 12:37 AM

Last updated: Thu 25 Jun 2015, 10:42 PM

Abu Dhabi — The Health Authority Abu Dhabi, Haad on Wednesday announced another Mers case but said the patient was stable and is receiving the necessary medical care.

Khaleej Times reported on Tuesday that a 29-year-old truck driver from Abu Dhabi was diagnosed with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (Mers-CoV) on May 12 after transporting infected camels from Oman, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said.

The authority said that both the cases showed no symptoms, highlighting that they confirmed their infection with the virus through active investigation. The authority also said it was checking the health status of contacts of the two cases.

Based on previous similar cases, Haad expects that the two patients will recover from the virus over 10- 14 days. The Health Authority, in coordination with the Ministry of Health, health authorities and competent departments, has taken all necessary precautionary mea-sures as per international standards and recommendations from the WHO.

The Ministry of Health said the epidemiological investigation centres in the UAE were working round the clock to report any detection of virus, confirming that the health system is active in the country and the ministry is following the situation closely to ensure the health and safety of everyone. 

asmaalizain@khaleejtimes.com
With inputs from Wam



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