News Alerts

03 Feb 2019 | 04:13 AM UTC

Oman: Health officials report four MERS-CoV cases as of late January

Oman News Alert

Health officials report four MERS-CoV cases as of late January; take precautions against the disease

TIMEFRAME expected from 2/2/2019, 12:00 AM until 2/9/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Muscat). COUNTRY/REGION Oman

Read all related news alert(s):

Event

The Omani Ministry of Health has announced that four confirmed cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) have been reported in recent weeks in the country. According to reports, a total of 18 cases of the disease have been recorded in Oman since 2013. Officials have urged residents to take precautions against the disease and to seek medical attention should they develop any of its symptoms. 

Context

Known disease vectors of MERS-CoV transmission include camels and, in rare cases, other humans. Symptoms of MERS-CoV include acute respiratory issues (e.g., shortness of breath), fever, cough, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. No vaccine is currently available.

Advice

All those present in Oman are advised to take necessary measures to protect themselves against contact with animals and individuals suspected of carrying the illness. People exhibiting the abovementioned symptoms are advised to seek immediate medical attention.

 

Copyright and Disclaimer
GardaWorld is the owner or licensee of all intellectual property rights in the material presented on this website. All such rights are reserved. The use of this website and its material is subject to the Terms of Use and accordingly you must not use any content from this website for commercial or other analogous purposes without our consent, including but not limited to any deep-linking or framing in order to copy, distribute, display or monitor any portion of the website. If you have any questions or are interested in distributing any content from this website, Contact us for more details.

Related news