Via Naftemporiki.gr: KEEL: virus outbreaks MERS a Greek resident S. Arabia. It doesn't add much to our knowledge, but the media picked up the Ministry's news release pretty fast. Excerpt from a Google translation:
In a Greek, a resident of Saudi Arabia recently arrived in the country, the laboratory confirmed infection protokrousma MERS - coronavirus. The patient was hospitalized in stable condition, a special unit of respiratory diseases, announced the Center for Disease Control (KEEL).
The evaluation of clinico 69chronou patient who is resident in Saudi Arabia, made after his arrival in Greece on 17 April from Jeddah because of prolonged febrile. The patient was tested and found positive in two consecutive molecular tests in Greek Pasteur Institute.
The KEEL has taken all necessary actions to track and monitor the contacts of the patient both during the voyage to Athens, in cooperation with the Civil Aviation Authority, the Aerougeionomeio and the airline, and during his stay in Greece in collaboration with the hospital inpatient, where they have done the necessary actions.
If he had been running a fever while still in Jeddah, and decided to go home for medical treatment, it's surprising that the Saudis even allowed him on the plane. But it may be a stroke of luck: The Greeks may be able to learn something about how this man contracted MERS, and make their findings public.