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Monday, October 28, 2013

Qatar : Expat tests positive for MERS virus

Via The Peninsula :

A 23-year-old expatriate has been tested positive for the deadly corona virus — Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) — in the latest confirmed case of the disease in the country. 

This is the first case in the country involving a non-Qatari, which takes the total number of 

people infected by the disease to seven. 

The Supreme Council of Health (SCH), while announcing the new case yesterday said that a 

citizen, who was recently declared MERS patient has recovered and left the hospital. The SCH 

said that the new case was discovered during epidemic investigation procedures and the 

patient showed no symptoms of the disease. His condition is stable. 

The patient was checked and diagnosed of the illness at the National Influenza Laboratory.  

All those who came into contact with the patient were also checked and the initial results show 

that none has been infected, said the SCH statement.

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