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UAE reports additional MERS case

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) reported one additional case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) infection in a a 78-year-old male residing in Al Ain city.

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus /National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID

This is the fourth case of MERS-CoV reported in Al Ain in recent months.

The Ministry of Health has identified and is following health care and household contacts. Laboratory testing for symptomatic and high-risk family contacts and health care workers is underway.

Globally, 2081 laboratory-confirmed cases of infection with MERS-CoV including at least 722 related deaths have been reported to WHO.

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