SARS-achtig virus duikt op MERS (Middle East respiratory syndrome- coronavirus)

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Reactie #20 Gepost op: 3 augustus 2013, 10:21:10
1 AUGUST 2013 - WHO has been informed of an additional three laboratory-confirmed cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection in Saudi Arabia.

The first patient is a 67-year-old woman from Riyadh with underlying medical conditions. She became ill on 25 July 2013. She has no known exposure to animals or to a case confirmed with MERS-CoV infection. She is currently hospitalized.

The other two patients are health care workers, both women, from Assir and Riyadh regions . Both of them have mild symptoms and were exposed to patients who were laboratory-confirmed cases.

Globally, from September 2012 to date, WHO has been informed of a total of 94 laboratory-confirmed cases of infection with MERS-CoV, including 46 deaths.

Based on the current situation and available information, WHO encourages all Member States to continue their surveillance for severe acute respiratory infections (SARI) and to carefully review any unusual patterns.

Health care providers are advised to maintain vigilance. Recent travellers returning from the Middle East who develop SARI should be tested for MERS-CoV as advised in the current surveillance recommendations.

Specimens from patients’ lower respiratory tracts should be obtained for diagnosis where possible. Clinicians are reminded that MERS-CoV infection should be considered even with atypical signs and symptoms, such as diarrhoea, in patients who are immunocompromised.

Health care facilities are reminded of the importance of systematic implementation of infection prevention and control (IPC). Health care facilities that provide care for patients suspected or confirmed with MERS-CoV infection should take appropriate measures to decrease the risk of transmission of the virus to other patients, health care workers and visitors.

All Member States are reminded to promptly assess and notify WHO of any new case of infection with MERS-CoV, along with information about potential exposures that may have resulted in infection and a description of the clinical course. Investigation into the source of exposure should promptly be initiated to identify the mode of exposure, so that further transmission of the virus can be prevented.

WHO does not advise special screening at points of entry with regard to this event nor does it currently recommend the application of any travel or trade restrictions.

WHO has convened an Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (IHR) to advise the Director-General on the status of the current situation. The Emergency Committee, which comprises international experts from all WHO Regions, unanimously advised that, with the information now available, and using a risk-assessment approach, the conditions for a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) have not at present been met.

http://www.who.int/csr/don/2013_08_01/en/index.html


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Reactie #21 Gepost op: 21 augustus 2013, 09:40:59
MERS-virus mogelijk afkomstig van dromedaris

Het coronavirus MERS is mogelijk afkomstig van dromedarissen. Een internationaal onderzoeksteam vond antilichamen tegen het dodelijke virus in het bloed van dromedarissen uit Oman. De resultaten van het onderzoek, geleid door het RIVM, werden vrijdag bekend.


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Reactie #22 Gepost op: 21 augustus 2013, 09:55:01
Staatscourant, MERS-CoV als meldingsplichtige ziekte

STAATSCOURANT Nr. 18082 2 juli 2013
Regeling van de Minister van Volksgezondheid, Welzijn en Sport van 28 juni 2013, kenmerk 128362-106084-PG, ex artikel 20 van de Wet publieke gezondheid, alsmede houdende wijziging van de Regeling publieke gezondheid (Regeling MERS-CoV)
De Minister van Volksgezondheid, Welzijn en Sport,In overeenstemming met het gevoelen van de ministerraad;Gelet op artikel 20, eerste en derde lid, en artikel 22, vierde lid, van de Wet publieke gezondheid;Besluit:

Artikel 1
Het Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) wordt aangemerkt als behorende tot groep A, bedoeld in artikel 1, onderdeel e, van de Wet publieke gezondheid.

Artikel 2
Alle bepalingen van de Wet publieke gezondheid die gelden voor infectieziekten behorende tot groep A zijn van toepassing op het Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV).

Artikel 3
Artikel 2, tweede lid, van de Regeling publieke gezondheid komt te luiden:2.Voor de meldingsplicht van de arts op grond van artikel 22, eerste lid, van de wet, geldt voor het Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) het volgende: de meldings-plicht wordt beperkt tot de vaststelling van een infectie bij een persoon, die op grond van de ernst van dit ziektebeeld is opgenomen in een ziekenhuis, door de behandelend arts van het ziekenhuis.

Artikel 4
Deze regeling treedt in werking met ingang van de dag na de datum van uitgifte van de Staatscourant waarin zij wordt geplaatst.

Artikel 5
Deze regeling wordt aangehaald als: Regeling MERS-CoV.

Deze regeling zal met de toelichting in de Staatscourant worden geplaatst.De Minister van Volksgezondheid Welzijn en Sport
E.I. Schippers


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Reactie #23 Gepost op: 21 augustus 2013, 11:20:23
​Doha, August 20 (QNA) -The Supreme Council of Health (SCH) has announced that a new Middle East Respiratory Syndrome corona virus was reported in Qatar.

The patient is a 59-year-old Qatari citizen who felt the symptoms while abroad and upon his arrival he was checked up and diagnosed with the disease in the National Influenza Laboratory, said the SCH in a press release issued here on Tuesday.

The SCH stressed that the patient is receiving the appropriate medical treatment and he is now in a stable condition".

The SCH emphasized that surveillance and monitoring procedures are always tightening up and infection control for all cases of acute respiratory infections, especially for those coming from the travel, are also tightened up, said the press release.

It pointed out that all the samples are being examined at the National Influenza Laboratory in coordination with Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC).

The Supreme Council is keen to inform the citizens and the residents alike of the new information or health and epidemiology of infectious diseases and provide them with the latest related developments and to provide them with appropriate support when needed.

In Saudi Arabia, the virus was first detected among animals in 2011. A Saudi doctor had detected it in cooperation with a Dutch research centre. This was disclosed by Dr Mohamed Al Hajri, Director of Health Protection and Communicable Diseases Control at the Supreme Council of Health (SCH).


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Reactie #24 Gepost op: 27 augustus 2013, 09:36:39
Citaat van: 024 link=msg=1193943 date=1377076823
​Doha, August 20 (QNA) -The Supreme Council of Health (SCH) has announced that a new Middle East Respiratory Syndrome corona virus was reported in Qatar.

The patient is a 59-year-old Qatari citizen who felt the symptoms while abroad and upon his arrival he was checked up and diagnosed with the disease in the National Influenza Laboratory, said the SCH in a press release issued here on Tuesday.

The SCH stressed that the patient is receiving the appropriate medical treatment and he is now in a stable condition".

The SCH emphasized that surveillance and monitoring procedures are always tightening up and infection control for all cases of acute respiratory infections, especially for those coming from the travel, are also tightened up, said the press release.

It pointed out that all the samples are being examined at the National Influenza Laboratory in coordination with Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC).

The Supreme Council is keen to inform the citizens and the residents alike of the new information or health and epidemiology of infectious diseases and provide them with the latest related developments and to provide them with appropriate support when needed.

In Saudi Arabia, the virus was first detected among animals in 2011. A Saudi doctor had detected it in cooperation with a Dutch research centre. This was disclosed by Dr Mohamed Al Hajri, Director of Health Protection and Communicable Diseases Control at the Supreme Council of Health (SCH).

In Hamad General is een tweede patient opgenomen waarbij MERS-CoV is vastgesteld. Het gaat om een 29-jarige patient afkomstig uit Qatar. De patient ligt op de intensive care, de toestand is kritiek. De 29 jarige patient is het afgelopen jaar niet op reis geweest.


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Reactie #25 Gepost op: 27 augustus 2013, 18:45:07
Citaat van: 024 link=msg=1195637 date=1377588999
In Hamad General is een tweede patient opgenomen waarbij MERS-CoV is vastgesteld. Het gaat om een 29-jarige patient afkomstig uit Qatar. De patient ligt op de intensive care, de toestand is kritiek. De 29 jarige patient is het afgelopen jaar niet op reis geweest.

Doha - Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013

The Supreme Council of Health (SCH) has reported a new Middle East Respiratory Syndrome corona virus case.

The patient is a 29-year-old Qatari citizen who has a exposure to a confirmed case and suffers from asthma and several risk factors.

SCH said in a press release that the patient was checked up and diagnosed with the disease in the National Influenza Laboratory, adding that samples were also sent to reference labs abroad to confirm the diagnosis.

The statement added that the patient, who is in a critical condition, is receiving treatment in the intensive care unit.

The SCH emphasized that surveillance and monitoring procedures are always tightening up and infection control for all cases of acute respiratory infections are also tightened up, stressing on continuing to check up all those who have exposure to confirmed cases in cooperation with Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) and other medical service providers.

http://www.sch.gov.qa/sch/En/catcontent.jsp?scatId=770&scatType=1&CSRT=17910303895196018655


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Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) - update

Disease Outbreak News

28 August 2013 - WHO has been informed of an additional eight laboratory-confirmed cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection in Saudi Arabia.

The cases include two men with underlying medical conditions from Riyadh who died, three women and one man, also from Riyadh, and two men from Asir region. Additionally, a previously laboratory-confirmed case from the United Arab Emirates has died.

The two cases who died were 54 and 51 years-old from Riyadh, who were suffering from pre-existing chronic illnesses. The other patients include:

    a 50-year-old woman with an underlying medical condition, from Riyadh, who became ill on 1 August 2013 and is currently hospitalized, now off mechanical ventilation;
    a 59-year-old woman with underlying medical conditions, from Riyadh, who became ill on 23 July 2013 and is currently hospitalized in intensive care unit and is in critical condition;
    a 50-year-old woman with underlying medical conditions, from Riyadh, who is currently hospitalized in intensive care unit;
    a 70-year-old man with underlying medical conditions, from Riyadh, who is currently hospitalized in intensive care unit;
    a 31-year-old man with underlying medical conditions, from Asir, who is currently hospitalized in intensive care unit; and
    a 55-year-old man from Asir who is a contact of a confirmed case, and is asymptomatic.

Globally, from September 2012 to date, WHO has been informed of a total of 102 laboratory-confirmed cases of infection with MERS-CoV, including 49 deaths.

Based on the current situation and available information, WHO encourages all Member States to continue their surveillance for severe acute respiratory infections (SARI) and to carefully review any unusual patterns.

Health care providers are advised to maintain vigilance. Recent travellers returning from the Middle East who develop SARI should be tested for MERS-CoV as advised in the current surveillance recommendations.

Specimens from patients’ lower respiratory tracts should be obtained for diagnosis where possible. Clinicians are reminded that MERS-CoV infection should be considered even with atypical signs and symptoms, such as diarrhoea, in patients who are immunocompromised.

Health care facilities are reminded of the importance of systematic implementation of infection prevention and control (IPC). Health care facilities that provide care for patients suspected or confirmed with MERS-CoV infection should take appropriate measures to decrease the risk of transmission of the virus to other patients, health care workers and visitors.

All Member States are reminded to promptly assess and notify WHO of any new case of infection with MERS-CoV, along with information about potential exposures that may have resulted in infection and a description of the clinical course. Investigation into the source of exposure should promptly be initiated to identify the mode of exposure, so that further transmission of the virus can be prevented.

WHO does not advise special screening at points of entry with regard to this event nor does it currently recommend the application of any travel or trade restrictions.

WHO has convened an Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (IHR) to advise the Director-General on the status of the current situation. The Emergency Committee, which comprises international experts from all WHO Regions, unanimously advised that, with the information now available, and using a risk-assessment approach, the conditions for a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) have not at present been met.


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Reactie #27 Gepost op: 4 september 2013, 07:38:21
Citaat van: 024 link=msg=1193943 date=1377076823
​Doha, August 20 (QNA) -The Supreme Council of Health (SCH) has announced that a new Middle East Respiratory Syndrome corona virus was reported in Qatar.

The patient is a 59-year-old Qatari citizen who felt the symptoms while abroad and upon his arrival he was checked up and diagnosed with the disease in the National Influenza Laboratory, said the SCH in a press release issued here on Tuesday.

The SCH stressed that the patient is receiving the appropriate medical treatment and he is now in a stable condition".

The SCH emphasized that surveillance and monitoring procedures are always tightening up and infection control for all cases of acute respiratory infections, especially for those coming from the travel, are also tightened up, said the press release.

It pointed out that all the samples are being examined at the National Influenza Laboratory in coordination with Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC).

The Supreme Council is keen to inform the citizens and the residents alike of the new information or health and epidemiology of infectious diseases and provide them with the latest related developments and to provide them with appropriate support when needed.

In Saudi Arabia, the virus was first detected among animals in 2011. A Saudi doctor had detected it in cooperation with a Dutch research centre. This was disclosed by Dr Mohamed Al Hajri, Director of Health Protection and Communicable Diseases Control at the Supreme Council of Health (SCH).

Deze mevrouw is afgelopen zaterdag overleden op de IC van Hamad General.


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06/09/2013

Disease Outbreak News

4 September 2013 – WHO has been informed of an additional two laboratory-confirmed cases of infection with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV).

The first case was notified by the Ministry of Health in Tunisia. The patient was a 66-year-old man who became ill on 1 May 2013 and died on 10 May 2013. The patient was earlier announced as a probable case while his daughter and son were laboratory-confirmed with MERS-CoV (DON published on 22 May 2013).  Laboratory-confirmation on the case was recently conducted by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The second case was notified by the Ministry of Health in Qatar.  The patient was a 56-year-old woman with underlying medical conditions who became ill on 18 August 2013 and died on 31 August 2013.  Laboratory-confirmation was recently conducted by Public Health England, UK.

Globally, from September 2012 to date, WHO has been informed of a total of 110 laboratory-confirmed cases of infection with MERS-CoV, including 52 deaths.

Based on the current situation and available information, WHO encourages all Member States to continue their surveillance for severe acute respiratory infections (SARI) and to carefully review any unusual patterns.

Health care providers are advised to maintain vigilance. Recent travellers returning from the Middle East who develop SARI should be tested for MERS-CoV as advised in the current surveillance recommendations.

Specimens from patients’ lower respiratory tracts should be obtained for diagnosis where possible. Clinicians are reminded that MERS-CoV infection should be considered even with atypical signs and symptoms, such as diarrhoea, in patients who are immunocompromised.

Health care facilities are reminded of the importance of systematic implementation of infection prevention and control (IPC). Health care facilities that provide care for patients suspected or confirmed with MERS-CoV infection should take appropriate measures to decrease the risk of transmission of the virus to other patients, health care workers and visitors.

All Member States are reminded to promptly assess and notify WHO of any new case of infection with MERS-CoV, along with information about potential exposures that may have resulted in infection and a description of the clinical course. Investigation into the source of exposure should promptly be initiated to identify the mode of exposure, so that further transmission of the virus can be prevented.

WHO does not advise special screening at points of entry with regard to this event nor does it currently recommend the application of any travel or trade restrictions.

WHO has convened an Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (IHR) to advise the Director-General on the status of the current situation. The Emergency Committee, which comprises international experts from all WHO Regions, unanimously advised that, with the information now available, and using a risk-assessment approach, the conditions for a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) have not at present been met.


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Citaat van: 024 link=msg=1195845 date=1377621907
Doha - Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013

The Supreme Council of Health (SCH) has reported a new Middle East Respiratory Syndrome corona virus case.

The patient is a 29-year-old Qatari citizen who has a exposure to a confirmed case and suffers from asthma and several risk factors.

SCH said in a press release that the patient was checked up and diagnosed with the disease in the National Influenza Laboratory, adding that samples were also sent to reference labs abroad to confirm the diagnosis.

The statement added that the patient, who is in a critical condition, is receiving treatment in the intensive care unit.

Deze is gisteren in Hamad General te Doha overleden.