Via 0096600.com, a Saudi news site evidently also called Life: Preventive alert the eastern teaching after the onset of symptoms of suspected infected by HIV # Coruna. The Google translation and then a comment:
Mobilized management «School Health» in the education of the eastern region, and preventive medicine, after the onset of symptoms of suspected infected by HIV Middle East respiratory syndrome (Corona) on the number of students and affiliates one of the international schools in the city of Dammam, while the General Administration of education in the region and there is confirmed satisfactory cases among students, and coordinated with the preventive medicine to follow, forcing a number of parents to prevent their daughters from attending school for fear of infection.
state of confusion experienced Mnsupac school ( «life» retain its name) of teachers and administrators and students, after the onset of symptoms sudden, in a group of female students are similar to the symptoms of «Corona», which led to the separation of the rest of the students is infected and call their parents.
in spite of the diagnosis of school health case management b «intestinal influenza» but the fear of infection has led, according to sources who spoke for the «life» to stop the study in chapters school for two consecutive days. and mobilized management education of the region represented by the environmental efforts Health in coordination with the preventive medicine for the follow - up of cases, after an outbreak of rumors infection with «Corona» or «food poisoning» at the school,
while the overall management of the education explained in the eastern region's « life »as the representative of the school Health Department in coordination with the preventive medicine to follow up on cases and had to provide them with the results of the Health Unit to find out why.
The media spokesman in the education of the eastern region Saeed Albahs «life» that the cases that have been recorded are the symptoms of «intestinal catarrh» or the so - called «intestinal colic» in some cases. He Albahs: «send a medical team to the school and examination of the suffering of the Symptoms and put them stable, after receiving appropriate treatment ».
he continued:« as the health team management to visit the school and make sure meals and taking appropriate samples both from the food and water and work to sterilize the school toilets », pointing out that he was taking the necessary all legal procedures at the time of such cases.
So the suspected MERS outbreak is actually a cluster of undiagnosed cases in some kind of women's medical school in Dammam. I have no idea what "intestinal catarrh" might be (norovirus?), but so far the outbreak doesn't sound like MERS.