Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Welcome to the Netherlands MERS-CoV...

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The 19th country for the Middle East Respiratory syndrome coronavirus is the Netherlands. The virus was carried in on an (?elderly) male returning from a visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.[1,2]

And it occurred in amongst the announcement from the Fifth Meeting of the International Health Regulations (IHR)Emergency Committee concerning MERS-CoV, which concluded that conditions have not been met to require the declaration of a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC, pronounced "fake").[3]

In the meantime I'm sticking with Public Health Epidemic of International Eyebrow Wrinkling (pronounced "phew").

References...

  1. http://www.rtlnieuws.nl/nieuws/binnenland/eerste-geval-levensgevaarlijke-mers-virus-nederland
  2. http://www.rivm.nl/Documenten_en_publicaties/Algemeen_Actueel/Nieuwsberichten/2014/Eerste_MERS_patient_in_Nederland
  3. http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/statements/2014/mers-20140514/en/