Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Le MERS-CoV arrives in France.

A French citizen has been isolated in an intensive care unit somewhere in Paris after returning to France from the United Arab Emirates. 

The health website of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health (Le site santé di Ministère des Affaires sociales et de la Santé) cites the National Reference Center at the Institute Pasteur as having confirmed the MERS-CoV (HCoV-EMC) case. 

This is not the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) for the geographically challenged among us (I've added a map to the MERS-CoV page), so the virus is active in at least two sites unless this case visited KSA as well.