10 Cases of MERS-CoV are Reported to WHO

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On April 13 and 14, 2014 United Arab Emirates (UAE) reported a cluster of 10 laboratory-confirmed cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection among healthcare workers identified through screening of contacts of a previously laboratory-confirmed case from Abu Dhabi who died on April 10, 2014.
 
The following details were provided to the World Health Organization (WHO):

A 37-year-old woman from Abu Dhabi with no reported underlying medical condition. She was screened and hospitalized on April 9 with mild illness.
A 41-year-old man from Abu Dhabi with no reported underlying medical condition. He was screened and hospitalized on April 9.
A 43-year-old woman from Abu Dhabi with underlying medical conditions. She was screened and hospitalized on April 9 with mild illness.
A 33-year-old man from Abu Dhabi with no reported underlying medical condition. He was screened and hospitalized on April 9 with mild illness.
A 46-year-old man from Abu Dhabi with underlying medical conditions. He was screened and hospitalized on April 9 with mild illness.
A 48-year-old man from Abu Dhabi with underlying medical conditions. He was screened and hospitalized on April 9 with symptoms of pneumonia.
A 37-year-old man from in Abu Dhabi with no reported underlying medical condition. He was screened and hospitalized on April 9 with mild illness.
A 43-year-old man from Abu Dhabi with no reported underlying medical condition. He was screened and hospitalized on April 10 without any illness.
A 27-year-old man from Abu Dhabi with underlying medical conditions. He was screened and hospitalized on April 10 without any illness.
A 43-year-old man from Abu Dhabi with no reported underlying medical condition. He was screened and hospitalized on April 10 without any illness.

Currently, all the cases are in stable condition and their family and healthcare contacts are being followed up.

Globally, from September 2012 to date, WHO has been informed of a total of 238 laboratory-confirmed cases of infection with MERS-CoV, including 92 deaths.

Source: WHO

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