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Title: Austria, a Saudi traveler died of MERS-CoV in Salzburg.

Subject: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus, imported case in Austria.

Source: Der Standard, full page: (LINK). Article in German, edited.

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Mers disease: caution when traveling in the Middle East

September 29, 2016, 09:14 2

In Salzburg recently an Arab patient died of Mers disease. Although the virus is not easily transmitted, warn experts caution

Since 2012 approximately 1,800 Mers coronavirus disease have been recorded worldwide. Above all caution when traveling in the Middle East is necessary. Physicians are advised to watch for suspected cases.

How important is that shown by the case of a patient from Saudi Arabia, which has been admitted in early September the Salzburg Provincial Hospital. He died despite faster diagnosis and optimal supply last weekend.

The death of 67-year-old patient was announced on Wednesday at a consensus meeting on guidelines Designs for the prevention of polio, and measles outbreaks Mers- with representatives from 17 EU / EEA countries in Mondorf in Luxembourg.

The person participating in the meeting representatives of the Austrian Ministry of Health, Bernhard Benka, confirmed to the APA to death.



Keywords: Austria; Saudi Arabia; MERS-CoV.