Frankincense and Mers: Jordanian family brings virus to the Emirates
A recent Omani visitor died from Mers virus in Abu Dhabi emirate. [bahrnews]
The Public Health Authority in Abu Dhabi on Sunday said an eight-year-old Jordanian child has been diagnosed with MERS, the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus.
The case was detected when the authority ran medical tests on close family members of a man who was diagnosed with the disease two days ago.
The child, who showed mild symptoms of the disease, was admitted to hospital.
The child’s mother was also hospitalised after she was diagnosed with the virus, health authorities in Abu Dhabi announced earlier.