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MOH: ‘5 MERS-CoV Cases Reported Last Week’
14 June 2015
In its weekly press release, the Ministry of Health (MOH) announced that five confirmed cases of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) have been reported in Hofuf and Trubah over the period from June 7th to 13th, 2015, corresponding to Sha‘ban 20th to 26th, 1436H (the 24th International Week).
The MOH highlighted that it will remain committed to preset preparations and cooperative efforts with other parties, including the Saudi community and healthcare staff, who are the cornerstone in this regard.
“During the same period, 879 samples were tested for Coronavirus at the MOH laboratories across the Kingdom. The number of rapid response team’s visits to medical facilities regarding infection prevention and control was sex, while the total number of visits by public health teams to persons in contact with positive cases was five,” indicated the Ministry, adding that the number of persons, who were in contact with positive cases at homes, was fifty seven, and the number of visits by the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) was one.
Within the same vein, the Ministry announced that 568 cases from the total of 1,031 confirmed cases have been cured, a rate of 55.1%. Moreover, the Command and Control Center (CCC) keeps on its efforts around the clock by carrying out epidemiological surveillance tasks, making sure that all governmental and private health facilities are applying infection control measures as well as coordinating with the relevant governmental sectors, international health organizations, including the World Health Organization (WHO), and think-tanks to follow up all developments regarding Coronavirus.
Over and above, the Ministry keeps on its efforts and full coordination with the MOA, to implement anti-Coronavirus awareness campaigns in the gathering places of camels to urge camels’ owners and shepherds to be careful and protect themselves when dealing with camels.

Last Update : 15 June 2015 12:56 PM
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