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MERS en Arabie Saoudite en 2017
« le: 14 juillet 2017 à 10:04:40 »
Une femme saoudienne de 76 ans est décédée mardi du syndrome de syndrome respiratoire du Moyen-Orient (MERS) à Riyad, ce qui porte le nombre total de décès dus au virus à 683. Selon un fonctionnaire du ministère de la Santé, le défunt n'a pas de maladies antérieures, et n'a eu aucun contact avec les chameaux. Le patient a été traité dans un hôpital du gouvernement à Huweiyah, situé à 175 km au sud-ouest de Riyad. Depuis juillet 2012, 1 700 personnes ont été infectées par MERS dans toutes les régions du Royaume. Ils comprenaient 683 décès, 987 rétablissements et sept patients actuellement en traitement. Le Dr Shin Young-soo, directeur régional de l'Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS) pour le Pacifique occidental, a conseillé la vigilance continue pour tout nouveau cas de MERS grâce à un dépistage précoce et un système de réponse rapide.

Epidemic in Saudi Arabia on July 14 2017 03:31 AM (UTC).

A 76-year-old Saudi woman died of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS) in Riyadh on Tuesday, bringing the total number of deaths due to the virus to 683. According to an official from the Ministry of Health, the deceased did not have any previous illnesses, nor did she have any contacts with camels. The patient was treated at a government hospital in Huweiyah, located some 175 km southwest of Riyadh. Since July 2012, 1,677 patients have been infected by MERS in all parts of the Kingdom. They included 683 deaths, 987 recoveries and seven patients currently under treatment. Dr. Shin Young-soo, World Health Organization (WHO) regional director for the Western Pacific, advised continued vigilance for any new cases of MERS through early detection and a rapid-response system. Health care workers are advised to use stringent infection prevention and control measures when treating patients. This includes washing hands before and after contact with patients, and wearing a mask, eye protection, gown and gloves when treating probable or confirmed MERS cases. Health care workers should note the travel history of people showing symptoms of the virus. Most MERS patients develop severe to acute respiratory illness with symptoms of fever, cough and shortness of breath. About four out of every 10 patients reported with MERS have died. There are three major hospitals in Dammam, Riyadh and Jeddah that have been designated as centers to treat MERS patients. In addition to these facilities, the ministry has assigned 20 additional well-equipped hospitals to deal with infected cases. The ministry has issued warnings for people to stay away from camels. Those who are working on farms have been advised to take maximum precautions against the virus by wearing face masks, isolating infected animals and following basic hygiene principles. As a general precaution, anyone visiting farms, markets, barns or other places where animals are present should practice general hygiene measures, including regular hand-washing before and after contact with animals, and avoiding sick animals.