Qatar reports 1st Coronavirus case in 2014

The Supreme Council of Health said the infected was a 71-year-old Qatari national who suffered diabetes mellitus, according to the official Qatari news agency

Qatar reports 1st Coronavirus case in 2014

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Qatari health officials reported on Sunday the country's first Coronavirus infection in 2014.

The Supreme Council of Health said the infected was a 71-year-old Qatari national who suffered diabetes mellitus, according to the official Qatari news agency.

In a statement, the council added that the man had been admitted to hospital to receive treatment.

It said the septuagenarian Qatari had travelled to Saudi Arabia by land, but fell ill and was admitted to hospital in Saudi Arabia before being flown back to Qatar.

This is the first Coronavirus infection to be reported in Qatar since November of last year.

Nine Qataris contracted the virus in 2013, including five who later succumbed to it.

Also called MERS, Corona has been reported in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Tunisia, Jordan, Egypt and Oman.

The virus, for which no cure currently exists, is known for destroying the lungs and kidneys.

It is presumed that long-term physical contact with persons carrying the virus can lead to infection.

 

Güncelleme Tarihi: 12 Ekim 2014, 23:41

Muhammed Öylek

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