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Posted On: 28 August 2013 01:29 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:13 pm

Second MERS case in Qatar

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Supreme Health Council (SCH) announced on Monday the second case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus in Qatar, with a 29-year-old man infected. The Qatari patient suffers from asthma and has been in contact with another patient infected with the virus. “He is in a critical condition and is under intensive care,” health authorities said. Supreme council of health (SCH) announced the first case of Mers virus in Qatar one week ago, with a 59-year-old Qatari man infected. In June another Qatari national diagnosed with the virus died in a London hospital. The deadly MERS corona virus has killed 47 since September last year. 41 out of them were in Saudi Arabia. MERS had frequently been referred to as a severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) like virus. An outbreak of SARS in Asia in 2003 caused an eventual 8,273 cases, nine per cent of whom died. MERS is thought to have jumped from animals to humans like SARS. Latest researches have pointed to the dromedary camels as the source of the MERS coronavirus. Source:Qatar Chronicle