WHO has issued Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – update. Excerpt:
On 24 April 2014, the National IHR Focal Point (NFP) of Jordan reported a laboratory-confirmed case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection in a 28 year-old male from Saudi Arabia.
He was identified through contact tracing activities and is asymptomatic. He is a relative of a previously reported case on 23 April 2014. Nasopharyngeal swab specimens were collected on 22 April 2014 and by 24 April 2014 the Central Public Health Laboratory confirmed MERS-CoV by PCR testing.
The national authorities of Saudi Arabia have traced contacts for this case and the case reported on 22 April. No secondary cases were identified.