Biological Hazard – Middle-East – Jordan

EDIS Number: BH-20140413-43342-JOR
Date / time: 13/04/2014 01:48:47 [UTC]
Event: Biological Hazard
Area: Middle-East
Country: Jordan
State/County: Capital City
Location: Amman
Number of Deads: 2 person(s)
Number of Injured: N/A
Number of Infected: 1 person(s)
Number of Missing: N/A
Number of Affected: N/A
Number of Evacuated: N/A
Damage level: N/A

Description:

The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said Friday the health ministry of Jordan has informed it of an additional laboratory-confirmed case of human infection with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). The patient is a 52 year-old man with underlying medical conditions and had visited Saudi Arabia from March 20 to 29. He took ill on March 25 and visited a hospital in Jeddah. He returned to Jordan on March 29 and visited a hospital in Amman on the same day and on April 2. The patient is currently in a stable condition. WHO said the authorities in Jordan are in contact with the concerned officials in Saudi Arabia to follow up on all close contacts of the case. From September 2012 to date, WHO has been informed of a total of 212 laboratory-confirmed cases of infection with MERS-CoV globally, including 88 deaths. Based on the current situation and available information, WHO urged all Member-States to continue their surveillance for Severe Acute Respiratory Infections (SARI) and carefully review any unusual patterns. WHO stressed that recent travelers returning from the Middle East who develop SARI should be tested for MERS-CoV as advised in the current surveillance recommendations.

Event updates:
Situation Update No. 2 on 2014-06-02 at 06:44:56.
Situation Update No. 1 on 2014-05-12 at 12:24:11.

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