New Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-coronavirus case have been reported by Abu Dhabi.

The WHO reports that a man in the United Arab Emirates was hospitalized after getting the Mers virus.

The patient is a 28-year-old male expat living in Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, according to a statement by the global health organization.

Middle East respiratory syndrome Coronavirus is the cause of Mers, also known as Middle East respiratory syndrome, a viral respiratory infection.

Although uncommon in the UAE, since 2013, there have been 94 cases reported to the WHO. 12 of the instances had fatal outcomes.

2,605 recorded cases of the virus have reportedly resulted in 936 related deaths worldwide.

Following direct or indirect interaction with animals like camels, humans can contract the Mers virus.

They were treated for gastrointestinal symptoms and first diagnosed with acute pancreatitis, acute renal damage, and sepsis after being initially admitted to a UAE Government hospital on June 8 after being ill for many days.

According to WHO, after being in severe condition, they had a Mers test and received a positive verdict.

Following the final date of exposure to the MERS-CoV patient, 108 contacts were identified and kept under observation for 14 days. There was no indication of any other cases.

The Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre (ADPHC) has conducted many workshops, updated the case definition for MERS-CoV, improved surveillance efforts to find potential cases, and published circulars for MERS-CoV.

Although many MERS-CoV-specific vaccines and treatments are being developed, there is presently no vaccination or specific treatment available.

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