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Biological Health Hazard – MERS-COv Disease Outbreak : Saudi Arabia (Update – 2016-06-18)

2016/06/19

MERS-COV (67): SAUDI ARABIA (NAJRAN, RIYADH)
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Published Date: 2016-06-18 15:35:33
Subject: PRO/AH/EDR> MERS-CoV (67): Saudi Arabia (NJ,RI)
Archive Number: 20160618.4295720

Date: Saturday, 18 June 2016
Source: Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health [edited]

As of 12:00 noon today [18 Jun 2016], there have been a total of:
1410 laboratory-confirmed cases of MERS-CoV infection, including
593 deaths [reported case fatality rate 42.1 percent]
790 recoveries and
27 currently active cases including 18 asymptomatic infections

In the past 24 hours, there have been
6 newly confirmed cases [including 5 asymptomatic]
0 newly reported deaths and
0 newly reported recoveries

Information on newly confirmed cases:
1- An 82-year-old Saudi male from Najran, non-healthcare worker, currently in critical condition. Classified as a primary case but no history of contact with camels in the 14 days preceding onset of illness.

2- A 47-year-old expat female from Riyadh, healthcare worker, currently asymptomatic. Classified as a secondary healthcare acquired case in a healthcare worker.

3- A 38-year-old expat female from Riyadh, healthcare worker, currently asymptomatic. Classified as a secondary healthcare acquired case in a healthcare worker.

4- A 28-year-old expat female from Riyadh, healthcare worker, currently asymptomatic. Classified as a secondary healthcare acquired case in a healthcare worker.

5- A 64-year-old Saudi female from Riyadh, non-healthcare worker, currently asymptomatic. Classified as a secondary healthcare acquired case in a patient.

6- A 55-year-old Saudi female from Riyadh, non-healthcare worker, currently asymptomatic. Classified as a secondary healthcare acquired case in a patient.

Communicated by:
ProMED-mail
<promed@promedmail.org>

[Apparently contact tracing in a hospital in Riyadh is continuing, with 5 newly confirmed asymptomatic infections identified, 3 in healthcare workers and 2 in patients, bringing the total number of asymptomatic infections identified in this current nosocomial transmission event to 18 in patients and 11 in healthcare workers. Of the 18 asymptomatic infections identified, 2 are in males and 16 are in females. Of note, both newly confirmed cases reported from Riyadh preceding this “outbreak” were females — one confirmed on 3 Jun 2016, the other confirmed on 15 Jun 2016.

The 6th newly confirmed case reported today is an 82-year-old male from Najran, also listed as a primary case but no history of known contact with camels in the 14 days preceding onset of illness. There have been sporadic cases reported from Najran, 5 since the beginning of 2016 with the most recent prior case reported on 15 Apr 2016. Three of these cases were classified as primary cases, 2 were “under investigation”.

A map showing the location of the newly confirmed cases can be found at the source URL. The HealthMap/ProMED map of Saudi Arabia can be found at: http://healthmap.org/promed/p/131. – Mod.MPP]

See Also

MERS-CoV (66): Saudi Arabia, animal reservoir, camelids, OIE, RFI 20160618.4294807
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MERS-CoV (63): Saudi Arabia (MD, RI) 20160615.4289697
MERS-CoV (62): Qatar ex Saudi Arabia, additional details 20160614.4287582
MERS-CoV (61): Qatar, Saudi Arabia, RFI 20160613.4284624
MERS-CoV (60): Saudi Arabia (TB) 20160610.4276126
MERS-CoV (59): animal reservoir, review 20160610.4275921
MERS-CoV (58): Saudi Arabia (RI) new case 20160603.4264597
MERS-CoV (57): Saudi Arabia 20160515.4223430
MERS-CoV (56): Qatar, Saudi Arabia, WHO 20160503.4198200
MERS-CoV (55): Bahrain ex Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia, WHO 20160425.4182391
MERS-CoV (54): Saudi Arabia 20160423.4179272
MERS-CoV (53): Bahrain ex Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia (RI), WHO, RFI 20160416.4163277
MERS-CoV (52): Bahrain ex Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia 20160411.4152945
MERS-CoV (51): Bahrain ex Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia, RFI 20160410.4150710
MERS-CoV (50): Saudi Arabia (RI, NJ) 20160406.4143365
MERS-CoV (40): Egypt, animal reservoir, camel, ex Sudan, susp. 20160316.4097730
MERS-CoV (35): Saudi Arabia, Qatar ex Saudi Arabia, WHO 20160311.4085518
MERS-CoV (30): Saudi Arabia (QS) WHO 20160303.4066494
MERS-CoV (24): Qatar ex Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia (RI) RFI 20160222.4041719
MERS-CoV (20): Saudi Arabia (NJ, RI) 20160212.4016509
MERS-CoV (10): Saudi Arabia (MK), Thailand ex Oman, RFI 20160125.3964309
MERS-COV (01): Oman, Saudi Arabia 20160105.3911188

2015
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MERS-COV (167): acute management and long-term survival 20151231.3904300
MERS-CoV (01): Saudi Arabia, new cases, new death 20150104.3069383

2014
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MERS-CoV (69): Saudi Arabia, new case, RFI 20141230.306305
MERS-CoV (01): Bangladesh, KSA, Algeria, UAE, Iran, WHO, RFI 20140616.2541707
MERS-CoV – Eastern Mediterranean (82): anim res, camel, seroepidemiology 20140613.2537848
MERS-CoV – Eastern Mediterranean (01): Saudi Arabia, UAE, Oman, WHO 20140103.2150717

2013
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MERS-CoV – Eastern Mediterranean (106): animal reservoir, camel, Qatar, OIE 20131231.2145606
MERS-CoV – Eastern Mediterranean: Saudi Arabia, new case, RFI 20130518.1721601
Novel coronavirus – Eastern Mediterranean (29): MERS-CoV, ICTV nomenclature 20130516.1717833
Novel coronavirus – Eastern Mediterranean: bat reservoir 20130122.1508656

2012
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Novel coronavirus – Eastern Mediterranean (06): comments 20121225.1468821
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: human isolate 20120920.1302733
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Source:
A ProMED-mail post
ProMED-mail is a program of the International Society for Infectious Diseases


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