DUBAI, Dec 20 (KUNA) -- Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has reported a new
case of novel coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in the UAE's emirate.
The 68-year-old patient, who suffers from diabetes and chronic kidney
failure, was admitted to hospital after showing symptoms of the SARS-like
virus, the Emirate News Agency (WAM) reported.
DHA affirmed that it was coordinating with the Ministry of Health and other
health authorities in this regard and has taken necessary precautionary
measures in line with international recommendations and standards set out by
the World Health Organization (WHO) including epidemiological investigations
for those in touch with the patient, the WMP said.
The Ministry of Health said the first laboratory confirmed case of MERS-CoV
was announced by WHO on 20th September 2012 and up to 17th December, 2013, WHO
confirmed 165 cases globally.
WHO stressed that the virus is not a concern for public health at the
moment, and that the current situation does not require a travel ban to any
country in the world, nor screenings at different ports, nor any restrictions
on trade. (end)
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