My thanks to @MERS_InSaudi for tweeting a link to a story that is now starting to spread across the Arabic press, that of a 59 year-old Omani who has died from the MERS coronavirus. This marks the second case reported out of Oman with this emerging coronavirus (see Oct 29th Oman Announces 1st MERS-CoV Case).
Both cases have proved fatal. Two reports, first the one tweeted by @MERS_inSaudi, and another from Al-Sharq.
Announced the Sultanate today for the death of a second case a virus "Corona" as An official source at the Ministry of Health, explaining that "the citizen's 59-year-old has passed away at the thirtieth of last December because of a lack of lung function caused by severe pneumonia and the results of laboratory confirmed infected with HIV," Corona "The Ministry of Health affirmed its full readiness to deal with these cases and take immediate action by the response team and to take the actions required for each case.
The World Health Organization has announced earlier in the emergence of five new cases of HIV Coruna in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the case in the UAE, and these injuries are extremely dangerous situation for Saudi man age 73 years, and three Saudis working in the medical field did not report any symptoms, This brings the total number of confirmed cases of the virus-infected 176 people, killing 74 people, is noteworthy that the virus appeared in the Middle East in 2012, which belongs to the same family of virus, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome "SARS" and the virus can "Mirs" that causes coughing, fever and pneumonia .
Muscat - Country
Somewhat curiously, the Al Sharq report below is accompanied by a large photograph of someone receiving what appears to a vaccine.
A reassuring image, I suppose, but with no vaccine for this virus – and none expected anytime soon (think years) – this second reports seems more concerned with damage control and soothing the public’s fears than anything else.
Muscat - Qena
An official source at the Ministry of Health of Oman, on Wednesday, the second for the diagnosis of infection with HIV Coruna in the Sultanate.
The source explained that the Omani citizen at the age of 59 years, has passed away yesterday, the first Monday; due to deficiencies in lung function caused by severe pneumonia, and the results of laboratory confirmed the virus infected Corona.
The Ministry of Health is fully prepared to deal with these cases, and immediate action by the response team and to take the actions required for each case.