New case of coronavirus in Jordan

May 24, 2014 - 2:29:50 pm

AMMAN: A sixty year old Jordanian citizen has attracted the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus, raising the cases of the illness in Jordan to 10, the Jordanian Ministry of Health announced today.

Director of Health Care at the Jordanian Ministry of Health Dr. Bashir Al-Qaseer said in press release today that laboratory tests confirmed that the citizen was suffering from the coronavirus and was admitted to the Jordanian University Hospital.

The patient was quarantined in the isolation and intensive care section to be proved with the necessary medical care.

Dr. Al-Qaseer added that the incubation period of the coronavirus in human body after contracting the virus ranges between 2 to 14 days, stressing that the number of proven cases in Jordan until yesterday reached 10 cases, including 5 deaths.

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is viral respiratory illness. It is caused by a coronavirus called MERS-CoV. Most people who have been confirmed to have MERS-CoV infection developed severe acute respiratory illness. They had fever, cough, and shortness of breath. (QNA).