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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Indonesian allegedly contracts MERS-CoV in Saudi Arabia

Via Jakarta Post :

The Health Ministry says an Indonesian citizen is suspected to have contracted the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Corona Virus (MERS-CoV) and is now receiving a medical treatment at King Saud Hospital in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

“The Indonesian citizen has long been domiciled in Saudi Arabia and is not on an umroh (minor haj) pilgrim. The patient allegedly infected with the corona virus is being treated at King Saud Hospital, Jeddah, since April 20,” said the ministry’s director general of disease control and environmental health, Tjandra Yoga Aditama, in a statement in Jakarta on Tuesday, as quoted by Antara news agency.
There are no details on the current condition of the Indonesian, identified only by the initials NA, 61.
Tjandra said however, the ministry had continued to coordinate with related Saudi Arabian authorities to monitor the case."

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