Medan (Analisa) A resident of Medan Simpang Lemonade died allegedly as a result of suspected Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Corona Virus ( MERS - CoV ) .

The victim was referred to the department Haji Adam Malik . However , approximately 15:00 pm , the victim died. The victim reportedly returning from the holy land for Umrah pilgrimage .

Secretary of Health Office of Field drg Irma Suryani claimed , had not been informed about this . But he promised to lower the team to check into the location of the victim .

" Because these days the week , so we did not get . Tomorrow we will lower the team to the location and RS Adam Malik to make sure again . Because we need to contact the victim checks with colleagues when the umrah , "said Irma , Sunday ( 4/5 ) evening .

According to Dr. Dr. Omar Zein DTM & H SpPD KPTI , if indeed suspect MERS virus , the health worker should monitor fellow victims of the fleet is currently home Umrah .

It is said , MERS virus emerged in the Arabian peninsula in September 2012 . MERS is a member of a family of viruses that includes the common cold and SARS ( severe acute respiratory syndrome ) .

MERS is feared the virus could enter the city of Medan through Umrah pilgrims pilgrims or if exposed to the virus . For every person who wants to go or come from Saudi Arabia compulsory health checks and anti - meningitis vaccination to prevent transmission of the virus MERS .

Omar Zein assess MERS corona virus is very dangerous because it can spread from person to person , as well as a high mortality rate . These symptoms resemble a common cold virus , but spread more rapidly to the lungs , causing lower respiratory tract infection or pneumonia , and pneumonia .

" MERS virus could have entered into the city of Medan when pilgrims or Umrah pilgrims affected by the virus . This virus has also spread in the region of Saudi Arabia , " he said .

According to him , the characteristics of MERS symptoms such as fever , chest pain , shortness of breath , weakness , coughing and sneezing , diarrhea ( not found in all cases ) , kidney failure , and pneumonia .

He added that people who are easily infected with this deadly virus are those that are immune-compromised , such as those who are sick , elderly , small children , people who are exhausted on the way , and irregular eating .

In addition, there are some preventative measures MERS viruses include washing hands with soap , use a mask when in a crowd , and get medical attention so have complaints of cough and fever , said Umar .

He expects everyone who wants to go to Saudi Arabia are required to check their health and anti - meningitis vaccination to prevent transmission of the virus MERS . " People are also encouraged to carry out anti - flu vaccination to boost immunity , " he hoped . ( nai / br )

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