WHO finds hospital breaches worsened MERS outbreak in UAE

June 6, 2014 10:14 PM

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WHO finds hospital breaches worsened MERS outbreak in UAE

Lapses in hospital infection control measures exacerbated an outbreak of a deadly new viral disease which has infected more than 60 people and killed at least 10 in the UAE, health investigators said on Friday.

Reporting the findings of a five-day mission to the UAE, experts from the World Health Organisation said, however, that they found no evidence of sustained human-to-human transmission of new Middle EastRespiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV).

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