UAE reports one MERS fatality, five other cases diagnosed

April 12, 2014 1:20 am

The UAE health ministry has said one Filipino paramedic died and five other medics from the Al Ain Rescue and Ambulance Section have been quarantined after being infected with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (Mers-CoV), Gulf News has reported. The ministry said 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 as a precaution.”