November 7, 2013
The MERS virus has been detected in an elderly Omani national who was visiting Abu Dhabi, according to The Health Authority Abu Dhabi (HAAD).
The report states the victim is 75 years old and was hospitalized after suffering respiratory problems in October and is currently in ICU in the capital city of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It brings the total of confirmed infections in the country to eight.
Oman reported the first case of MERS in that country just last week. The statement said the victim was a man who was suffering from a 'chest infection' and in stable condition.
The report stresses that HAAD is coordinating with the Ministry of Health and is following all international guidelines and taken all measures as recommended by the World Health Organization. They feel there is no cause for concern as the situation is being monitored closely 'for the health and safety of everyone.'