Via GulfNews.com, a few more scraps of information: Mers patients moved to isolation ward.
Abu Dhabi: Five paramedics who worked for the Ministry of Interior (MoI) are in an isolation ward under strict quarantine following the death of a sixth co-worker, the ministry said.
The ministry confirmed on Friday that six of its medical workers contracted the Middle East Respiratory Coronavirus (Mers-CoV) and that the ministry was moving quickly to keep the patients contained for observation and treatment.
The patients are all from the Philippines, and are aged below 40 years. They work with the MoI in Al Ain, and were diagnosed after a routine medical check up.
It is still not known how the paramedics got infected, but it is likely that they were dealing with elderly patients, a source at the UAE Ministry of Health’s (MoH) Infection Control Committee told Gulf News. The majority of Mers infections in the UAE have occurred among elderly, chronically-ill people.
Andrew Rambaut's invaluable running tally of MERS lists four recent cases in Abu Dhabi—a 49-year-old reported February 27 (in ICU); a 40-year-old Omani reported on February 15 (died March 17); a 68-year-old reported on March 1 (died March 7), and a 64-year-old hospitalized on March 25 who died on March 30. It would be useful to know where in Abu Dhabi that last case was treated.