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(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Head of the uae?s infection control committee says preventive measures are being taken aptly in the country

It is just flu and preventive measures are being taken


Active surveillance is being done by the uae authorities to ensure that the middle east respiratory syndrome coronvirus (mers-cov) does not become a cause of concern said an expert on infectious diseases.


“despite the numbers of those infected recently was high (six) mers is still not a cause for concern” said dr ashraf el houfi head of the uae’s infection control committee that monitors and reports infectious diseases in the country.


“it is just flu” he said. “preventive measures are being taken aptly in the country” added dr el houfi. “the virus has a five-day shedding period during which the patient should be isolated. however a suspected case is tested on the third and fifth day after which no isolation is required” he said.


The doctor said that the severity of the cases depends on the underlying medical conditions of any patient. “it is just flu ... mild for some and severe for others.”


“those who come to the hospital are the ones who need survellance” he said adding that the those infected were in millions in pandemics such as h1n1.


He advised people with flu to avoid crowded places and to wash hands regularly.


On friday a filipino health worker died of the virus while five others were infected according to the uae’s ministry of interior.


There have been 220 laboratory confirmed cases of mers from september 2012 till date with 88 deaths according to the latest who updates. saudi arabia recorded the most deaths at 67.


Meanwhile who in its latest advisory has asked people at high risk like those with diabetes lung and kidney ailments to avoid “close contact with animals when visiting farms or barn areas where the virus is known to be potentially circulating.”


People visiting a farm or a barn should follow general hygiene procedures like regular hand-washing before and after touching animals avoiding contact with sick animals and following food hygiene practices it said.


The virus first emerged in the middle east in 2012 and is from the same family as the sars virus which was prevalent in south east asia and china in the 1990s. symptoms include coughing fever and pneumonia.


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