Qatar Ministry of Public Health confirms another case of MERS in Qatar.
09 April 2022, 12:00 AM
30 April 2022, 12:00 AM
The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) has confirmed another case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) in Qatar.
MERS is a viral respiratory disease that is caused by one of the coronaviruses (MERS-CoV), but it differs from the novel Coronavirus known as (COVID19). Both viruses differ in terms of the source of infection, mode of transmission, and the disease severity.
An 85-year-old mans, who had a history of travel outside the country and a direct contact with camels, is the latest to be diagnosed with MERS. He is also afflicted with multiple chronic diseases.
He started to develop symptoms before his arrival to Qatar. Upon his arrival, the patient was admitted to the hospital to receive the necessary medical care in accordance with the national protocol to deal with confirmed or suspected cases of the disease.
This comes after a 50-year-old man was diagnosed with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in March.
The MoPH calls on all members of public, and especially people with chronic diseases or those with immunodeficiency disorders, to adhere to public hygiene measures.
This includes washing the hands regularly with water and soap, using hand sanitizers, as well as avoiding close contact with camels and seeking medical advice when experiencing symptoms of fever, cough, sore throat, or shortness of breath.