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15 déc. 2018 | 21h30 UTC

Saudi Arabia: MERS-CoV infects eight people in November /update 4

Saudi Arabia Alerte de sécurité

Ministry of Health reports eight cases of MERS-CoV and two associated deaths during November; take necessary precautions

TIMEFRAME expected from 12/12/2018, 12h00 until 19/12/2018, 11h59 (Asia/Riyadh). COUNTRY/REGION Saudi Arabia

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Event

The Saudi Ministry of Health has announced that eight confirmed cased of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), including two associated deaths, were reported in the kingdom during the month of November.

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 Saudi Arabia are advised to take the necessary measures to protect themselves against contact with animals and individuals suspected of carrying the illness. People exhibiting the above symptoms are advised to seek immediate medical attention.

 

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