Academic journal article Bulletin of the World Health Organization

MERS-CoV in Saudi Arabia

Academic journal article Bulletin of the World Health Organization

MERS-CoV in Saudi Arabia

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Saudi Arabia has seen a surge in the number of cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) in Saudi Arabia in recent weeks. In February, more than 50 cases were reported in several locations, including infections acquired in health facilities in Riyadh and Damman City.

A team of experts from the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization, the World Organization for Animal Health and the Pasteur Institute in France visited Saudi Arabia to assess the situation and to make recommendations for improving surveillance and control, and for preventing infection with MERS coronavirus (CoV).

Members of the joint mission held discussions with representatives from the ministry of health, visited the centre that is responsible for MERS-CoV control efforts, and toured the emergency and isolation facilities of the Prince Mohammed Bin Abdulaziz Hospital.

Government officials and members of the WHO-led mission shared their concerns about the rising number of MERS-CoV cases in recent weeks and, in particular, in health-care facilities.

WHO and the Saudi Arabian health authorities identified several key areas for urgent attention. …

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