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#MERS-CoV, #Saudi Arabia [a #camels’ #outbreak] (#OIE, Apr. 20 ‘17)

 

Title: #MERS-CoV, #Saudi Arabia [a #camels’ #outbreak].

Subject: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus, camelidae enzootic in Saudi Arabia.

Source: OIE, full page: (LINK).

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MERS-CoV, Saudi Arabia

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Information received on 20/04/2017 from Dr Mohammed Alblowi, Director General, Diagnostic Veterinary Laboratories, Ministry of Enviroment, Water and Agriculture, Riyadh , Saudi Arabia

  • Summary
    • Report type Follow-up report No. 5
    • Date of start of the event 29/12/2015
    • Date of confirmation of the event 20/01/2016
    • Report date 20/04/2017
    • Date submitted to OIE 20/04/2017
    • Reason for notification Emerging disease
    • Morbidity 2.36 %
    • Mortality 0 %
    • Zoonotic impact No
    • Causal agent MERS-CoV
  • New outbreaks (1)
    • Outbreak 1 - Mahail, 'ASIR
      • Date of start of the outbreak 24/03/2017
      • Outbreak status Resolved (15/04/2017)
      • Epidemiological unit Farm
      • Affected animals: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
        • Camelidae – 3 – 1 – 0 – 0 – 0
  • Summary of outbreaks
    • Total outbreaks: 1
      • Total animals affected: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
        • Camelidae – 3 – 1 – 0 – 0 – 0
      • Outbreak statistics: Species - Apparent morbidity rate - Apparent mortality rate - Apparent case fatality rate - Proportion susceptible animals lost*
        • Camelidae - 33.33% - 0.00% - 0.00% - 0.00%
          • *Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
  • Epidemiology
    • Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
      • Unknown or inconclusive
  • Epidemiological comments
    • This outbreak is associated with a human case.
    • All previous outbreaks were resolved.
  • Control measures
    • Measures applied
      • Movement control inside the country
      • Screening
      • Disinfection / Disinfestation
      • Traceability
      • Quarantine
      • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
      • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
      • No treatment of affected animals
    • Measures to be applied
      • No other measures
  • Diagnostic test results
    • Laboratory name and type – Species – Test - Test date – Result
      • Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, Riyadh (National laboratory) – Camelidae - real-time PCR - 02/04/2017 – Positive
  • Future Reporting
    • The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.

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Keywords: OIE; Updates; MERS-CoV; Camels; Saudi Arabia.

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