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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 11:35 am 
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RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia says a man has died from a new respiratory virus related to SARS, bringing to 63 the deaths in the kingdom at the center of the outbreak.

The Health Ministry said Friday the latest victim, a 19-year-old, died in the city of al-Kharj, southeast of Riyadh. Two of his sisters are in hospital on suspicion they have been infected with the virus. If they prove to be positive, it would further raise the number of people infected.

So far, 150 people have been infected in the kingdom since September 2012.

The new virus is related to SARS, or severe acute respiratory syndrome, which killed some 800 people in a global outbreak in 2003. It belongs to a family of viruses that most often causes the common cold.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 6:04 pm 
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In the context of the work of epidemiological investigation and ongoing follow-up carried out by the Ministry of Health for the virus, "Corona" that causes Acquired Middle East respiratory MERS CoV, Ministry announces the registration of five cases in Riyadh.
initial citizen at the age of 83 years, suffering from chronic diseases, and receives therapy intensive care God asking him to recover. The second citizen at the age of 19 years old, suffering from chronic diseases, has passed away, may he rest in peace.
third of citizenship at the age of 22 years, contact with the confirmed cases, and have mild symptoms, and her health is stable and thankfully.
fourth citizenship at the age of 18. year, contact with the confirmed cases, too, and have mild symptoms and her health is stable and thankfully.
fifth citizen at the age of 53 years, Mkhalt of confirmed cases and has no symptoms.

http://www.moh.gov.sa/CoronaNew/PressRe ... 4-001.aspx

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 6:13 pm 
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Published Date: 2014-03-14 16:10:25
Subject: PRO/AH/EDR> MERS-CoV - Eastern Mediterranean (14): Saudi Arabia, RFI
Archive Number: 20140314.2333773

MERS-COV - EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN (14): SAUDI ARABIA, REQUEST FOR INFORMATION
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In this update:
[1] Saudi Arabia, 5 new cases - MOH
[2] Saudi Arabia, details of newly reported cases - media report

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[1] Saudi Arabia, 5 new cases - MOH
Date: Fri 14 Mar 2014
Source: Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health [in Arabic, machine trans., edited]
http://www.moh.gov.sa/CoronaNew/PressRe ... 4-001.aspx


MOH records 5 cases of MERS-CoV infection in Riyadh
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Within the framework of the constant monitoring and epidemic surveillance of the novel coronavirus (MERS-CoV), the Ministry of Health (MOH) has announced that 5 new cases have been recorded in Ryadh.

The 1st case is an 83-year-old male, suffering from chronic diseases, and receiving intensive care therapy.

The 2nd case is a 19-year-old male, suffering from chronic diseases, who has passed away.

The 3rd case is a 22-year-old female who had contact with the confirmed cases and had mild symptoms and her health is stable.

The 4th case is an 18-year-old female who had contact with the confirmed cases and also had mild symptoms and her health is stable.

The 5th case is an asymptomatic 53-year-old individual, contact of confirmed cases.

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ProMED-mail Rapporteur Mary Marshall

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[2] Saudi Arabia, details of newly reported cases - media report
Date: Fri 14 Mar 2016
Source: Gulf News, Associated Press (AP) report [edited]
http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/saudi-ara ... -1.1304010


Saudi Arabia says a man has died from [MERS-CoV], a respiratory virus related to SARS, bringing to 63 the deaths in the kingdom at the centre of the outbreak.

The Health Ministry said Friday [14 Mar 2014] the latest victim, a 19-year-old, died in the city of Al Kharj, southeast of Riyadh. Two of his sisters are in hospital as they are suspected to have been infected with the virus.

So far, 150 people have been infected in the kingdom since September 2012.

The new virus is related to SARS, or severe acute respiratory syndrome, which killed some 800 people in a global outbreak in 2003. It belongs to a family of viruses that most often causes the common cold.

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[From the above newswire in [2] it appears as though the 2 mildly symptomatic cases confirmed in the MOH report in [1] are family members of the fatal case reported today (14 Mar 2014). It is unclear if the other 2 cases reported today (the 83-year-old in intensive care and the 53-year-old asymptomatic contact) are part of the same cluster or if they are unrelated to the 19-year-old male reported today. More information on these cases, including history of travel or history of exposure to animals, would be greatly appreciated, as well as dates of onset of disease in the symptomatic cases and date of death of the fatal case.

According to the most recent global tally of laboratory-confirmed Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infections reported by WHO provided in the 12 Mar 2014 update, there have been a total of 189 laboratory-confirmed cases of infection with MERS-CoV, including 82 deaths. This tally does not include information on a 55-year-old male from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia reported on the Saudi MOH website on 5 Mar 2014 and in ProMED-mail post MERS-CoV - Eastern Mediterranean (12): Saudi Arabia 20140306.2317828; and the asymptomatic infection in the 86-year-old male contact of a confirmed case, reported by the MOH on 6 Mar 2014 and in ProMED-mail post MERS-CoV - Eastern Mediterranean (13): Saudi Arabia, UAE, WHO 20140313.2330878. With the addition of these 2 cases and the 5 cases contained in the above MOH report, the global tally will be 196 laboratory-confirmed cases of MERS-CoV infection including 83 deaths, of which 156 cases including 63 deaths have been reported by Saudi Arabia.

For a map of the Middle East, see http://healthmap.org/r/1HAJ. - Mod.MPP]


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MERS-CoV - Eastern Mediterranean (13): Saudi Arabia, UAE, WHO 20140313.2330878
MERS-CoV - Eastern Mediterranean (12): Saudi Arabia 20140306.2317828
MERS-CoV - Eastern Mediterranean (11): Saudi Arabia, WHO 20140301.2308415
MERS-CoV - Eastern Mediterranean (08): Saudi Arabia 20140220.2289977
MERS-CoV - Eastern Mediterranean (07): Saudi Arabia 20140215.2280653
MERS-CoV - Eastern Mediterranean (06): UAE (Abu Dhabi) 20140208.2264161
MERS-CoV - Eastern Mediterranean (05): Saudi Arabia, WHO 20140203.2252192
MERS-CoV - Eastern Mediterranean (04): Saudi Arabia, Jordan, WHO 20140128.2235722
MERS-CoV - Eastern Mediterranean (03): Oman, WHO 20140109.2162284
MERS-CoV - Eastern Mediterranean (02): animal reservoir, camel, UAE, serology 20140104.2151807
MERS-CoV - Eastern Mediterranean (01): Saudi Arabia, UAE, Oman, WHO 20140103.2150717
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MERS-CoV - Eastern Mediterranean (106): animal reservoir, camel, Qatar, OIE 20131231.2145606
MERS-CoV - Eastern Mediterranean (102): Dubai, fatal 20131221.2128612
MERS-CoV - Eastern Mediterranean (101): animal reservoir, camel, goat 20131219.2126531
MERS-CoV - Eastern Mediterranean (100): Saudi Arabia, WHO 20131219.2126258
MERS-CoV - Eastern Mediterranean (99): animal reservoir, camel, Qatar 20131217.2120936
MERS-CoV - Eastern Mediterranean (98): animal reserv/camel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia 20131213.2114362
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MERS-CoV - Eastern Mediterranean (94): UAE (Abu Dhabi), Qatar 20131129.2082330
MERS-CoV - Eastern Mediterranean (93): animal res., camel conf, Qatar (RY) OIE 20131129.2082115
MERS-CoV - Eastern Mediterranean (91): Saudi Arabia, WHO 20131127.2078860
MERS-CoV - Eastern Mediterranean (90): Saudi Arabia, Qatar fatal 20131120.2064667
MERS-CoV - Eastern Mediterranean (88): Kuwait, WHO, Spain 20131119.2062587
MERS-CoV Eastern Mediterranean (87): animal res. camel susp. precautions 20131113.2053932
MERS-CoV - Eastern Mediterranean (86): Kuwait, 1st rep, susp, RFI 20131113.2052320
MERS-CoV - Eastern Mediterranean (85): animal reservoir, camel, susp, official 20131112.2051424
MERS-CoV - Eastern Mediterranean (84): Saudi Arabia, Oman, deaths, WHO, RFI 20131112.2049026
MERS-CoV - Eastern Mediterranean (82): Qatar, RFI 20131110.2047575
MERS-CoV - Eastern Mediterranean (81): Saudi Arabia, UAE ex Oman, RFI 20131108.2044846
MERS-CoV - Eastern Mediterranean (70): Saudi Arabia, WHO 20130913.1936342
MERS-CoV - Eastern Mediterranean (60): Qatar, new case, RFI 20130827.1904425
MERS-CoV - Eastern Mediterranean (51): Saudi Arabia, WHO, RFI 20130801.1857286
MERS-CoV - Eastern Mediterranean (40): Saudi Arabia, WHO 20130709.1813691
MERS-CoV - Eastern Mediterranean (15): Saudi Arabia, Italy ex Jordan, WHO, RFI 20130601.1749096
MERS-CoV - Eastern Mediterranean (12): Saudi Arabia, France 20130528.1741836
MERS-CoV - Eastern Mediterranean (05): Tunisia ex Saudi Arabia/Qatar, fatal, RFI 20130520.1725864
Novel coronavirus - Eastern Mediterranean (24): France, 2nd case 20130512.1707305
Novel coronavirus - Eastern Mediterranean (20): France ex UAE, WHO, Saudi Arabia 20130508.1700034
Novel coronavirus - Eastern Mediterranean (14): Germany ex UAE, WHO, fatal 20130326.1604564
Novel coronavirus - Eastern Mediterranean (12): KSA, UK fatality, RFI 20130323.1600113
Novel coronavirus - Eastern Mediterranean (11): UK, pers to pers transm 20130316.1588808
Novel coronavirus - East. Med. (07): Saudi Arabia, UK, Germany 20130221.155410
Novel coronavirus - Eastern Med. (04): UK, pers to pers trans susp 20130213.1541531
Novel coronavirus - Eastern Med. (02): UK ex Saudi Arabia, Pakistan 20130212.1539086
2012
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Novel coronavirus - Eastern Mediterranean: WHO, Jordan, conf., RFI 20121130.1432498
Novel coronavirus - Saudi Arabia (18): WHO, new cases, cluster 20121123.1421664
Novel coronavirus - Saudi Arabia (14): KSA MOH 20121022.1358297
Novel coronavirus - Saudi Arabia (12): RFI 20121019.1353615
Novel coronavirus - Saudi Arabia (04): RFI, Jordan, April 2012 20120925.1308001
Novel coronavirus - Saudi Arabia (03): UK HPA, WHO, Qatar 20120923.1305982
Novel coronavirus - Saudi Arabia (02): additional cases, RFI 20120923.1305931
Novel coronavirus - Saudi Arabia: human isolate 20120920.1302733
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 6:17 pm 
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Saudi Arabia has identified five new cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), including one death, with at least three of the illnesses in one family, according to government and media reports today.

An Associated Press (AP) report said a 19-year-old man from Al Kharj, southeast of Riyadh, died of his infection and that he had two sisters who were hospitalized with suspected cases.

Within hours of the AP story's publication, the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Health (MOH) announced five cases, including that of the 19-year-old. A translation of the Arabic-language MOH statement was posted on the infectious disease blog Avian Flu Diary.

All patients from Riyadh

The MOH said the other patients, all from Riyadh, included an 83-year-old man with chronic conditions who is in a hospital intensive care unit, a 22-year-old woman with mild symptoms, an 18-year-old woman with mild symptoms, and a 53-year-old with no symptoms. All were described as Saudi citizens.

The statement said the man who died had chronic conditions. It also indicated that the 83-year-old was the first person to get sick, but it gave no information on how he might have been exposed to the virus and no timeline.

The two young women and the 53-year-old all had contact with other case-patients, the MOH said. It indicated that the man who died was the second person to get sick, but it didn't specify whether he had contact with the 83-year-old man.

The absence of symptoms in the 53-year-old implies that he or she was tested because of exposure to the other patients, suggesting the possibility that he or she is a relative of the others. The MOH statement gave no information about monitoring of contacts.

With the new cases, the MOH raised its posted MERS count to 156 cases and 63 deaths.

Previous clusters, healthcare outbreaks

A few family clusters of MERS cases have been seen since the disease emerged in 2012, and outbreaks have occurred in healthcare facilities, but the general perception is that the virus does not spread very easily from person to person. The outbreaks in healthcare facilities have not lasted long and have not spread into communities, according to World Health Organization (WHO) reports.

At 19, the man who died was far below the median age of MERS case-patients, which is 52, according to the WHO. But, like him, most patients have been described as having chronic health problems. About 62% of MERS patients have been male, the WHO has said.

The WHO's official global MERS count stands at 189 cases, 82 of them fatal. In addition to today's cases, the agency has not yet noted a case announced by the MOH on Mar 6 that involved an 86-year-old Riyadh man who had no symptoms.

See also:

Mar 14 AP story

Mar 14 Avian Flu Diary post

Mar 14 ProMED post on new cases

WHO summary updates on MERS-CoV

Most recent (Mar 12) WHO MERS case update

http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspect ... ly-cluster

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