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Saturday, August 17, 2013

India : Quarantined Navi Mumbai man tests negative for MERS-CoV

Via DNA India :

" The 40-year-old Navi Mumbai resident, who was quarantined in Kasturba Hospital for suspected Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-coronavirus (MERS-CoV), tested negative and will be discharged soon, said the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s health official on Friday.

The man had a history of travelling to Middle East for business and after returning got fever and a progressing pneumonia. His general physician from Navi Mumbai referred him to Kasturba Hospital where he was quarantined and sputum samples sent to National Institute of Virology (Pune) for testing.

Dr Mangala Gomare, epidemiologist (BMC) said: “His MERS-CoV report came this morning confirming that he is not suffering from the disease. He also tested negative for swine flu.”

Dr Gomare added that the man is responding well to medication and there is no need to press the panic button on MERS-CoV.

As a precautionary measure, the BMC asked the state government to give them guidelines and protocol on dealing with MERS-CoV."

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