Via bdnews24.com: First case of MERS in Bangladesh. Excerpt:
The first case was detected on Sunday. The 53-year-old man had returned [to] Dhaka on June 4.
Symptoms showed up on June 6 and the person landed up in a hospital on June 9 with severe breathlessness.
The IEDCR director said they had made hospitals aware of the disease so that they report them if a suspect patient was found.
“We have tested 39 suspects, but only [this one] has tested positive so far,” Rahman said.
He said they had tested several times in the past but this virus was indeed new to Bangladesh.
IEDCR hosts WHO-accredited laboratory to detect viruses.
“We even took a second sample from him,” he said, “he is recuperating”.
“He (patient) was shifted from the ICU to general bed,” he said.
At least 1500 doctors have been trained up to handle the new infection across Bangladesh, he said.
This is more of a case history than we usually see, but it leaves out some critical information: If this man is a Bangladeshi expatriate living in the UK and returning home, how long was his stopover in Abu Dhabi? Did he leave the airport? If so, where did he go? If not, what did he consume and with whom was he in contact during his stopover?