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CCC: 23 MERS-CoV Cases Cured in Wadi Al-Dawasir
21 February 2019
​According to the Ministry of Health’s Command and Control Center (CCC), 23 cases of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Corona Virus (MERS-CoV) in Wadi Al-Dawasir governorate have been cured. Since the onset of these infections, CCC has taken precautionary and preventive measures that reduced cases to ten, in addition to continuing decline in such infections.

 “The recent increase in the secondary cases in Wadi Al-Dawasir is related to a patient who showed symptoms. After due diagnosis, a number of positive samples have shown among his family members and visitors, who were in contact with him. Such increase of infections, occurring during this period of the year, is associated with frequent contact of humans with camels, especially in camel birth-giving season,” stated the center.

The center added that it has begun to handle this increase of infections and limited the contact with positive cases at health facilities and in the community in general, in addition to taking the common preventive and therapeutic measures.

The center called on all citizens and residents to take the preventive measures when dealing with camels or being in their surroundings, maintain hand hygiene, wear the protective tools when dealing with camel secretions, and to cooperate with teams of the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture, in terms of disclosing any contact with camels when needed to visit emergency or inpatient departments. The center also called upon everyone to abide by selling restrictions or random trading of camel milk and its products.

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