Outbreak and Current Disease Status Information

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Republic of Korea

WHO Disease Outbreaks news - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 15:30
Between 27 and 30 June 2015, the National IHR Focal Point of the Republic of Korea notified WHO of 1 additional confirmed case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) alongside 2 additional deaths.

To date, a total of 182 MERS-CoV cases, including 33 deaths, have been reported. One of the 182 cases is the case that was confirmed in China and also notified by the National IHR Focal Point of China.

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Republic of Korea

WHO Disease Outbreaks news - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 14:45
Between 24 and 26 June 2015, the National IHR Focal Point of the Republic of Korea notified WHO of 6 additional confirmed cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) alongside 4 additional deaths.

To date, a total of 181 MERS-CoV cases, including 31 deaths, have been reported. One of the 181 cases is the case that was confirmed in China and also notified by the National IHR Focal Point of China.

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – United Arab Emirates

WHO Disease Outbreaks news - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 09:00
On 21 June 2015, the National IHR Focal Point of the United Arab Emirates notified WHO of 2 additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection.

Contact tracing of household and healthcare contacts is ongoing for these cases.

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Republic of Korea

WHO Disease Outbreaks news - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 19:05
Between 20 and 23 June 2015, the National IHR Focal Point of the Republic of Korea notified WHO of 9 additional confirmed cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) alongside 3 additional deaths.

To date, a total of 175 MERS-CoV cases, including 27 deaths, have been reported. One of the 175 cases is the case that was confirmed in China and also notified by the National IHR Focal Point of China.

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia

WHO Disease Outbreaks news - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 09:00
Between 13 and 17 June 2015, the National IHR Focal Point for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia notified WHO of 5 additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection.

Contact tracing of household and healthcare contacts is ongoing for these cases.

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Thailand

WHO Disease Outbreaks news - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 12:10
On 18 June 2015, the National IHR Focal Point of Thailand notified WHO of the country’s first confirmed case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV).

The case is a 75-year-old, Omani male that travelled from Oman to Thailand to seek medical care. The patient, who has comorbidities, developed symptoms on 10 June and was admitted to hospital in Oman. As symptoms did not improve, he decided to travel to Thailand to seek treatment. He took a flight with three family members and arrived in Bangkok on 15 June. Neither the patient nor his family members reported fever upon arrival in Thailand. He was admitted to hospital on 15 June and tested positive for MERS-CoV on 18 June. On 18 June, the patient and his three family members were transferred to another health care facility where they were put in isolation. Currently, the patient is in stable condition.

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Republic of Korea

WHO Disease Outbreaks news - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 15:05
Between 17 and 19 June 2015, the National IHR Focal Point of the Republic of Korea notified WHO of 12 additional confirmed cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) alongside 5 additional deaths.

To date, a total of 166 MERS-CoV cases, including 24 deaths, have been reported. One of the 166 cases is the case that was confirmed in China and also notified by the National IHR Focal Point of China.

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