KUWAIT: Jahra Hospital did not record any new infection cases with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus, Dr. Shehab Al- Muhannadi said recently. His statements published by Al-Rai yesterday, came in response to rumors which hinted that six new cases were discovered there.
Meanwhile, Dr Fahad Al-Azmi, Head of the Primary Health Care Unit at the Ahmadi Medical Zone, reiterated assurances that no new MERS infection cases were discovered in Kuwait as of late.
His statement, published by Al-Qabas daily, came on the sidelines of the Health Ministry’s announcement to launch MERS awareness campaigns at the Ahmadi and Jahra medical zones. In other news, the Public Authority for Agricultural Affairs and Fish Resources announced that veterinary quarantines were opened at border checkpoints in order to inspect imported livestock, mainly camels, for the MERS virus, said General Director Jassem Al-Bader. Bader further told Al-Jarida daily that the PAAAFR is waiting for response from the World Organization for Animal Health before taking a decision on whether to ban importing camel or other livestock from nearby countries.