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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Additional overseas case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome closely monitored by DH

Press release from Hong Kong's CHP :

" The Department of Health (DH) is today (April 2) closely monitoring an additional case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) by the United Arab Emirates.

According to the WHO, the male patient aged 64 from Abu Dhabi had underlying illnesses. He became ill on March 21 and was hospitalised on March 25. His condition deteriorated and he died on March 30. The patient had contact with animals, including camels, but no reported contact with confirmed patients. He had travelled to Oman and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia recently. Further epidemiological investigation is ongoing.

This brings the latest global number of confirmed cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome to 207, including 87 deaths."

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