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Travel Health News Digest (4 June 2013 - 10 June 2013)

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Novel Coronavirus Infection [Update]

The Ministry of Health in Saudi Arabia has notified WHO of an additional laboratory-confirmed case of Severe Respiratory Disease associated with Novel Coronavirus infection. The patient is a 83-year-old man with underlying medical conditions, who became ill on 27 May 2013 and died on 31 May 2013. He is from Al-Ahsa, where an outbreak began in a health care facility since April 2013.

Globally, from September 2012 to date, WHO has been informed of a total of 55 laboratory-confirmed cases of infection, including 31 deaths.

(Source: World Health Organization 7 June 2013)

 

Bangladesh: Anthrax, human

In Bangladesh, six people have been affected by anthrax after eating infected beef in a village of Tangail.

(Source: ProMED-mail 7 June 2013)

 

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Novel Coronavirus Infection [Update]

The Ministry of Health in Saudi Arabia has notified WHO of an additional laboratory-confirmed case of Severe Respiratory Disease associated with Novel Coronavirus infection. The patient is a 14-year-old girl from the Eastern region. She became ill on 29 May 2013.

Globally, from September 2012 to date, WHO has been informed of a total of 54 laboratory-confirmed cases of infection, including 30 deaths.

(Source: World Health Organization 5 June 2013)

 

 

Last revision date: 8 June 2013