Sunday, 3 January 2016

There is a case Mers in Riyadh, the Pilgrim Indonesia Urged Alert

An increase in the case of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (Mers-CoV) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia became alarm for pilgrims from Indonesia. Although far from Medina and Mecca, pilgrims are asked to remain vigilant. Head of the Agency for Health Research and Development (Balitbangkes) Ministry of Health, Prof. Tjandra Yoga Aditama said that there is an increase in cases of Mers in Riyadh during August 2015. Data as of August 23 says that there are 53 cases with 17 death. \”So far the outbreak in August 2015 only occurred in Riyadh, and there has been no reported case of

area per Haji\’s (Mecca, Medina and Jeddah). That still hospitalized 32 people, 1 repatriated,\” said Prof. Tjandra to detikHealth, Friday (4 / 9/2015). \”Although the case in August 2015 occurred in hospitals in Riyadh but it would not hurt us to be vigilant. Of course also no need to panic, the local government is certainly working hard to handle eruption Mers CoV that occurred in Riyadh,\” continued the man who is also a member of WHO Emergency Committee on Mers this CoV. Mers case in Riyadh occurred in one of the hospitals. To avoid the risk of infection, there are

five things that should be a concern pilgrims: 1. Always and often Handwashing (CTPS) which is scientifically proven to reduce the chance of infection. Also, avoid too often hold your nose and mouth with dirty hands us. 2. If forced rushed to the hospital, as far as possible avoid crowds, especially at the Polyclinic and Emergency Room. Experience in Korea shows Mers transmission occurs because of a patient in the Emergency Room of positive coughing and infecting other patients. Genesis Hospital Riyadh King Abdul Aziz also stems from the Emergency Room, just not yet clear pattern of transmission. 3. Strive

minimal touching objects held many visitors at the hospital such as door handles, back of the chair, or the registration desk. Always be extra vigilant on hygiene. 4. Use a mask in the crowd. Mers is transmitted through droplets coughed then keep cleaning the airways, among other things, cough etiquette and the use of masks. Cough etiquette is done by always cover mouth and nose when coughing at the top of the sleeve, or by hand but wash your hands immediately afterwards. Also keep in mind not to visit the camel farm and do not consume raw camel milk. 5.

The data also indicated that about 60-70 percent of patients Mers CoV are those who already have a previous comorbidities. This could comorbidities chronic pulmonary disorders, chronic heart, chronic renal, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and others. That is, those who from homeland existing chronic diseases need to be extra careful and to more thoroughly prepare for prevention and treatment of the disease, including regularly take drugs needed for the Holy Land.

There is a case Mers in Riyadh, the Pilgrim Indonesia Urged Alert

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