Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 21 May 2019

Al Ain Mers patients released from hospital

The two men who were diagnosed with the Mers virus this month in the emirate have tested negative for the disease, announced the The Health Authority Abu Dhabi.

ABU DHABI // The two men diagnosed with the Mers virus last month have been given the all-clear by Health Authority Abu Dhabi.

The men, expatriates who worked with camels in Al Ain, tested positive for the disease in May.

Although they did not display any symptoms, they were kept in isolation as a precaution.

The first was a 29-year-old expatriate who was diagnosed on May 13 after transporting camels from Oman to Al Ain. The second man, 33, tested positive for Mers on May 17.

They have now both been released from hospital.

A spokesman for Haad said the authority had been coordinating with the Ministry of Health about the outbreak, while following recommendations from the World Health Organisation.

The Ministry of Health said that it is monitoring the situation closely to ensure everyone’s health and safety.

Globally, the WHO has been notified of 1,135 laboratory-confirmed cases of infection with Mers, including at least 427 related deaths.


Updated: May 31, 2015 04:00 AM