The Health Authority of Abu Dhabi (HAAD) has announced a positive case of the MERS-CORONA Virus. The patient is currently receiving the medical care required.
HAAD confirmed that it is coordinating with the Ministry of Health and Prevention, and other relevant governmental entities, and has taken all necessary measures as per standards and recommendations from the World Health Organization.
Typical MERS symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath. Pneumonia is common, but not always present. Gastrointestinal symptoms, including diarrhoea, have also been reported. Approximately 36% of reported patients with MERS have died.