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The World Health Organization (WHO) has identified a case of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in a 28-year-old man from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), it said in a statement.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has identified a case of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in a 28-year-old man from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), it said in a statement.

According to the WHO, the patient is a resident of Al Ain city in Abu Dhabi and had no travel history. He also had no history of direct or indirect contact with dromedaries (camels), goats or sheep.

According to the WHO, the patient is a resident of Al Ain city in Abu Dhabi and had no travel history. He also had no history of direct or indirect contact with dromedaries (camels), goats or sheep.

The patient rushed to hospital on June 8 with symptoms including fever, cough and shortness of breath, where he was confirmed positive for MERS-CoV. As part of surveillance and contact tracing, authorities have identified 108 immediate contacts of the case who are being monitored for exposure to the MERS-CoV patient. However, no secondary cases have been identified. The case has no identified family members or family contacts in the UAE.

The patient rushed to hospital on June 8 with symptoms including fever, cough and shortness of breath, where he was confirmed positive for MERS-CoV. As part of surveillance and contact tracing, authorities have identified 108 immediate contacts of the case who are being monitored for exposure to the MERS-CoV patient. However, no secondary cases have been identified. The case has no identified family members or family contacts in the UAE.

MERS-CoV is a viral respiratory infection caused by a coronavirus called Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). Humans are infected through direct or indirect contact with camels, which are the natural host and zoonotic source of MERS-CoV infection.

MERS-CoV is a viral respiratory infection caused by a coronavirus called Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). Humans are infected through direct or indirect contact with camels, which are the natural host and zoonotic source of MERS-CoV infection.

WHO continues to monitor the epidemiological situation and carries out risk assessments based on the latest available information. WHO expects additional cases of MERS-CoV infection to be reported in the Middle East and/or other countries where MERS-CoV is circulating in camels,” WHO said in a statement.

WHO continues to monitor the epidemiological situation and carries out risk assessments based on the latest available information. WHO expects additional cases of MERS-CoV infection to be reported in the Middle East and/or other countries where MERS-CoV is circulating in camels,” WHO said in a statement.

WHO re-emphasizes the importance of strict surveillance by all Member States for acute respiratory infections, including MERS-CoV, and of carefully reviewing any unusual patterns,” she said.

WHO re-emphasizes the importance of strict surveillance by all Member States for acute respiratory infections, including MERS-CoV, and of carefully reviewing any unusual patterns,” she said.

The first case of MERS-CoV was reported in the United Arab Emirates in July 2013. To date, the United Arab Emirates has reported 94 confirmed cases and 12 deaths. Globally, the total number of confirmed cases of MERS-CoV reported to WHO since 2012 is 2,605, including 936 associated deaths.

The first case of MERS-CoV was reported in the United Arab Emirates in July 2013. To date, the United Arab Emirates has reported 94 confirmed cases and 12 deaths. Globally, the total number of confirmed cases of MERS-CoV reported to WHO since 2012 is 2,605, including 936 associated deaths.

The WHO said no specific vaccine or treatment is currently available, although several specific vaccines and treatments for MERS-CoV are in development. Treatment is symptomatic and based on the clinical condition of the patient.

The WHO said no specific vaccine or treatment is currently available, although several specific vaccines and treatments for MERS-CoV are in development. Treatment is symptomatic and based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Meanwhile, the United Nations health agency has started the process of genomic analysis. This will help identify any genetic evolution of the virus and support WHO’s global risk assessment efforts,” he said.

Meanwhile, the United Nations health agency has started the process of genomic analysis. This will help identify any genetic evolution of the virus and support WHO’s global risk assessment efforts,” he said.

As a general precaution, anyone visiting farms, markets, barns or other places where camels are present should practice general hygiene measures, including washing their hands regularly after touching animals, avoiding touching their eyes, nose or mouth with their hands and avoiding contact with sick animals. People may also consider wearing protective gowns and gloves when handling animals professionally.

As a general precaution, anyone visiting farms, markets, barns or other places where camels are present should practice general hygiene measures, including washing their hands regularly after touching animals, avoiding touching their eyes, nose or mouth with their hands and avoiding contact with sick animals. People may also consider wearing protective gowns and gloves when handling animals professionally.



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