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UAE health worker who contracted Mers virus dies; 5 infected

Filipino paramedics working at the Al Ain Rescue and Ambulance Section have been infected by Mers

11 April 2014
The Ministry of Interior in UAE has reported six cases of infection by the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (Mers-CoV) among its Filipino paramedics working at the Al Ain Rescue and Ambulance Section, with one of them succumbing to the disease.

The cases were diagnosed during the periodic medical examinations.

In a statement issued in this regard, the ministry announced that it has taken all necessary preventive health measures by placing the patients under quarantine.

"The ministry has also been in touch with community members who have been transferred lately to hospitals to check on their health condition by precaution," added the statement.

Furthermore, the Ministry of Interior stressed its commitment to transparency in disclosing news of interest to community members and related to their security and safety.

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© Emirates 24|7 2014

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