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Published On: Wed, Aug 21st, 2013

New MERS-CoV case reported in Qatar, third case in the Arab state

Qatar’s Supreme Council of Health (SCH) has reported a new case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), making it the third case in a Qatari.

According to a Gulf News report today, the patient is a 59-year-old Qatari man who is currently in stable condition.

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The previous cases in Qatari’s include a 49-year-old man, who was the first to be diagnosed with the virus, died at a London hospital following his admission in September.

The other Qatari case involved a patient who was treated in Germany in October and eventually recovered.

The report notes that the current patient  reportedly felt the symptoms while abroad, but underwent a check-up upon his arrival in Qatar.

MERS-CoV was confirmed by the National Influenza Laboratory.

With this new case, it brings the global total of MERS-CoV cases to 97, with 47 cases ending in death. The World Health Organization has yet to report the case.

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