Via The National: New MERS-Cov case in Dubai. Excerpt:
Another patient suffering from Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus has been identified in Dubai.
The elderly Emirati man was taken to hospital after displaying “symptoms of the Sars-like virus”, Dubai Health Authority confirmed on Friday, the state news agency Wam reported.
The 68-year-old patient, who is in the intensive care unit, suffers from diabetes and chronic kidney failure.
The health authority is working with the Ministry of Health and other authorities and has “taken necessary precautionary measures consistent with international recommendations and standards set out by the World Health Organisation (WHO), including epidemiological investigations for those in touch with the patient”, Wam reported.
Last month, a Jordanian man, his wife and their eight-year-old son were also confirmed as having the virus. The family, who live in Abu Dhabi, were taken to hospital for treatment.
The 32-year-old mother, who was eight months pregnant, died shortly after giving birth via caesarean section.
The Health Authority Abu Dhabi said her 38-year-old husband and son were stable. The newborn, close family members and health care workers were being monitored.
This is the first update I've seen on the unfortunate Jordanian family. According to a December 2 WHO report, they began falling ill on November 15. Over a month later, the survivors' condition is no better than "stable." This is a nasty virus; if it doesn't kill you, it can keep you sick for a long time.