MERS-CoV,
Qatar
Information received on 29/12/2013 from Dr Kassem Nasser Al-Qahtani, Director of Dept of Animal resources, Ministry of Environment, Department of Animal resources, DOHA, Qatar
Summary
Report type Follow-up report No. 1
Date of start of the event 14/10/2013
Date of confirmation of the event 26/11/2013
Report date 29/12/2013
Date submitted to OIE 29/12/2013
Reason for notification Emerging disease
Morbidity 3/21.4 %
Mortality 0 %
Zoonotic impact Asymptomatic exposure of camel to MERS-CoV (laboratory advanced) and one outbreak in a specific zone (Shahanya)
Causal agent MERS-CoV
Related reports Immediate notification (28/11/2013)
Follow-up report No. 1 (29/12/2013)
Follow-up report No. 2 (22/04/2014)
Follow-up report No. 3 (09/06/2014)
Outbreaks There are no new outbreaks in this report
Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Epidemiological comments The samples from the same herd tested using the same technique were negative and this may show that MERS-CoV infection in camels is a self-limiting disease. The planned massive survey for MERS-CoV in animals is under implementation and the same herd is under systematic retesting. Follow-up reports will be submitted when there will be new data.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Screening
  • Disinfection / Disinfestation
  • Quarantine
  • Zoning
  • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • No other measures
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.