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
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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