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Posted On: 5 April 2022 11:40 am

Ministry confirms another case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV)

Fareeha Imtiaz
Fareeha Imtiaz
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It has been declared on the website of the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) dated April 3, 2022 that another case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) has been identified.

The patient identified is to be a male national aged 85 years. He had complained of multiple chronic diseases. He was admitted to hospital upon arrival to Qatar post much of his travel that was reported due to the symptoms he was experiencing. He had also come in direct contact with camels. The admission was done as part of the regulations of the national protocol of combating the consequences of any confirmed or suspected cases of MERS.

Although distinguished by source of infection, mode of transmission, and extent of disease impact; the viral respirartory disease (MERS) does trace back to one of the coronaviruses under the name of (MERS-CoV).

To prevent further development of cases, the MOPH does urge the public to ensure hygiene measures are adhered to. This is especially crucial to people with chronic diseases or those with immunodeficiency disorders. The hygiene practices emphasized include washing hands regularly with water and soap, using hand sanitizers, as well as avoiding close contact with camels. Furthermore, they have urged that seeking medical advice when experiencing symptoms of fever, cough, sore throat, or shortness of breath is vital.

Source: MOPH
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