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21 February 2024

Mers virus patient dies in Abu Dhabi

By Wam

The Health Authority Abu Dhabi (Haad), the regulatory body of the healthcare sector in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, announced on Wednesday that a 73-year-old has passed away after contracting MERS Coronavirus (MERS-CoV).

The patient was reported earlier this month as the first confirmed case of MERS Coronavirus. The second reported case was a contact of this patient with no symptoms who cleared the virus and has left the hospital.

The authority, in coordination with the Ministry of Health (MoH) and other medical authorities nationwide, has taken all necessary measures as per international standards and recommendations from the World Health Organisation (WHO).