WHO: Infection control gaps helped fuel UAE MERS surge

June 6, 2014 10:26 PM

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WHO: Infection control gaps helped fuel UAE MERS surge

Infection control breaches led a list of factors that contributed to the April surge of MERS-CoV cases in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the World Health Organization (WHO) said today after a team of WHO and partner experts spent 5 days assessing the situation there.

The UAE has reported 70 MERS-CoV (Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus) cases, according to a report yesterday from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). About 40 of those were identified in April, and many involved healthcare workers, says a case list maintained by ...

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