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Additional Case of MERS-CoV is Reported to WHO

On April 9, 2014, the Ministries of Health of Jordan notified WHO of an additional laboratory-confirmed case of infection with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV).
The patient is a 52-year-old man with underlying medical conditions. He visited Saudi Arabia from March 20 to March 29, 2014. He became ill on March 25 and visited a hospital in Jeddah. He returned to Jordan on March 29 and visited a hospital in Amman on the same day and on April 2. He is currently in stable condition.

The authorities in Jordan are in contact with the authorities in Saudi Arabia to follow up on all close contacts of the case.

Globally, from September 2012 to date, WHO has been informed of a total of 212 laboratory-confirmed cases of infection with MERS-CoV, including 88 deaths.

Source: WHO

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