Via Volkskrant.nl: Dutch MERS patients to mend. Excerpt from a Google translation:
The two Dutch MERS patients are on the mend. Moreover, there is no evidence that people who have had contact with the patients, close contact is also infected with the virus. That the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) reported today.
The patients, a man and woman, were infected with the dangerous lung virus during a joint trip to Saudi Arabia. The two are related. They were diagnosed MERS after returning to the Netherlands and were admitted to the hospital where they are nursed in strict isolation, as did the RIVM announced last week. The two are still in hospital.
Around 80 people, including the tour group, a number of family members and people who have had contact with the two patients before the disease was known, contact were investigated. Up to now, the results of the tests that have been carried out negative with them, according to the RIVM today.
In order to rule out other infections with certainty these tests are repeated in the coming weeks.