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Biological Health Hazard – MERS-COv Disease: Al Jawf region, Saudi Arabia (Update – 2017-08-10)

2017/08/13

MERS-COV (53): SAUDI ARABIA (AL JAWF), NOSOCOMIAL TRANSMISSION
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Published Date: 2017-08-10 21:37:19
Subject: PRO/AH/EDR> MERS-CoV (53): Saudi Arabia (JF), nosocomial transmission
Archive Number: 20170810.5242142

Date: Thu 10 Aug 2017
Source: Saudi MOH 9-10 Aug 2017 [edited]

As of [Thu 10 Aug 2017], there have been a total of:
1695 laboratory-confirmed cases of MERS-CoV infection, including
685 deaths [reported case fatality rate 40.4 per cent],
988 recoveries, and
21 currently active cases/infections.

[As previously mentioned, the numbers of deaths, recoveries, and currently active cases come from my spreadsheet tallies and differ from those listed on the Saudi MOH website; my spreadsheet counts asymptomatic infections. One complication is the reporting of cases as either recoveries or deaths that cannot be confirmed as previously reported newly confirmed cases. – Mod.MPP]

Since the last ProMED-mail update [Tue 8 Aug 2017], there have been a total of:
2 newly confirmed cases
2 newly reported fatalities, and
1 newly reported recovery.

Information on newly reported cases/infections (2 cases/infections):
– both from Dawmat Alijandal [Al Jawf region]
– both females
– both expats
– both healthcare workers
– both in stable condition having been identified as asymptomatic contacts of previously confirmed MERS-CoV infected individuals
– both classified as secondary healthcare acquired cases in healthcare workers

One age 38 years, the other age 42 years.

Information on newly reported fatalities (2 fatalities)
Date: 10 Aug 2017

1- A 50-year-old Saudi male, non-healthcare worker from Hail [Ḥa’il region] with a history of pre-existing co-morbidities. [reported as a newly confirmed case on 7 Aug 2017 at which time he was noted to be in critical condition. Classified as a primary case with a history of indirect contact with camels in the 14 days preceding onset of illness. – Mod.MPP]

2- A 59-year-old expat male, non-healthcare worker from Khamis Mushayet [Asir region] with a history of pre-existing co-morbidities. [reported as a newly confirmed case on 8 Aug 2017 at which time he was noted to be in critical condition. Classified as a primary case with high risk exposure history still under investigation. – Mod.MPP]

Information on newly reported recovery (1 recovery)
Date: 9 Aug 2017

– A 71-year-old Saudi male, non-healthcare worker from Hufoof [Ash Sharqiyah region] with a history of pre-existing co-morbidities. [reported as a newly confirmed case on 18 Jun 2017 at which time he was noted to be in critical condition. Classified as a primary case with high risk exposure history still under investigation. – Mod.MPP]


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

[The cluster with secondary transmission ongoing in Dawmat Aljandal (Al Jawf region) is now involving 11 individuals – one index case (a 51 year-old male classified as a primary case with high risk exposure history still under investigation), and 10 additional secondary acquired infections. Of the 10 additional secondary cases, 7 were identified through screening of asymptomatic contacts and 3 were symptomatic. Classifications of the 10 additional cases included 6 healthcare workers and 1 patient, and 3 household contacts.

Maps showing the locations of the cases presented in the above update can be found at the source URLs. The HealthMap/ProMED map of Saudi Arabia can be found at http://healthmap.org/promed/p/131. – Mod.MPP]

See Also

MERS-CoV (52): Saudi Arabia (JF,AS,MD) nosocomial transmission 20170808.5235847
MERS-CoV (51): Saudi Arabia (HA, JF) 20170808.5234663
MERS-CoV (50): Saudi Arabia 20170806.5232071
MERS-CoV (49): Saudi Arabia, new cases 20170802.5223376
MERS-CoV (46): Saudi Arabia, WHO 20170707.5158219
MERS-CoV (45): Saudi Arabia (HA), Lebanon ex Saudi Arabia, WHO 20170705.5153627
MERS-CoV (44): Lebanon ex Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia, exp. antiviral, RFI 20170701.5144892
MERS-CoV (43): Saudi Arabia, WHO 20170628.5137634
MERS-CoV (42): Saudi Arabia (RI, SH, MD), WHO 20170628.5136101
MERS-CoV (41): Saudi Arabia (RI, SH) 20170620.5117143
MERS-CoV (40): animal reservoir, camels, review, FAO 20170619.5115999
MERS-CoV (30): Saudi Arabia (RI,MD,MK) 20170602.5077920
MERS-CoV (20): Qatar, Saudi Arabia, WHO 20170404.4947466
MERS-CoV (10): Saudi Arabia (SH, MK) 20170202.4811346
MERS-CoV (01): Saudi Arabia (QS,RI,MD), RFI 20170105.4744802

2016
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MERS-CoV (123): Saudi Arabia (MK, AS) new cases 20161231.4734758
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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