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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 9:53 am 
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Details of the case reported by the Islamic Republic of Iran on 4 June 2014 are as follows:

The patient is a 35 year-old nurse assistant. She developed a mild illness on 26 May 2014 followed by a productive cough on 28 May 2014. Her throat swab taken on 26 May 2014 was tested positive for MERS-CoV.

She has been advised to stay home and follow infection control precautions. The patient is a close contact to the first laboratory-confirmed MERS-CoV case in the country reported to WHO on 26 May 2014. The patient did not have an underlying medical condition. She had no history of contact with animals and no history of consumption of raw camel products in the 14 days prior to becoming ill. She became asymptomatic on 3 June 2014 and her condition is currently stable.

Investigations into her contacts among health care workers and family members is on-going.

http://www.who.int/csr/don/2014_06_13_mers/en/

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