Jeddah hospital unit closed on Mers virus scare
Jeddah, April 9, 2014
The main public hospital in Jeddah has closed its emergency room after a rise in cases of the Mers virus among medical staff, the health ministry said yesterday.
A Jeddah paramedic was among two more people authorities reported on Sunday (April 6) had died from the Sars-like disease, bringing the nationwide death toll to 66, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication.
On Monday, four more Mers cases were reported in Jeddah, two of them were health workers, prompting the closure of the emergency department at King Fahad Hospital.
Patients were being transferred to other hospitals while the department was disinfected. - TradeArabia News Service