MOH Announces New MERS Case
MOH Announces New MERS Case12/1/2015
The Ministry of Health issued a statement confirming that a new case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) was detected. The case raises the total number of the MERS cases in the sultanate to four.
This case is related to a person who was in contact with the patient whose is diagnosed with the virus a few days ago. The condition of the patient is stable, improving, under observation and treatment at the referral hospital.
The Ministry continues its efforts to monitor and control the disease through its effective Epidemic Monitoring system, furthermore, all referral hospitals are ready to handle these cases.
MOH praises the contribution of the society’s individuals in prevention of the infection diseases. It also asserts the necessity of adhering with the preventive procedures and following the hygiene habits when sneezing and coughing, as well as personal and public hygiene especially hand hygiene.