Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Yemen Reports First MERS Death

Yemen has reported their first death from the MERS virus
A resident of Yemen, in the city of Sana'a, has died of the MERS virus, according to Deputy Health Minister, Nasser Ba’awn.

No information regarding possible method of exposure was provided, including travel or exposure to animals.

Abdulhakeem Al-Kuhlani, director of the Epidemiological Surveillance and Disease Control Department at the Health Ministry, said they would take urgent action to raise awareness about the virus’ symptoms and ways to avoid infection.

The report states the World Health Organization, working with the National Center for Epidemiological Surveillance, has sent in a team to investigate and take samples from contacts.

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