For the first time in nearly a year, the National IHR Focal Point for the Islamic Republic of Iran has reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) a case of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection.
Contact tracing of household and healthcare contacts is ongoing for this case. Also, investigation of the two ILI cases is ongoing. The two ILI cases have no history of exposure to any of the known risk factors while performing Umrah.
Globally, WHO has been notified of 1112 laboratory-confirmed cases of infection with MERS-CoV, including at least 422 related deaths.