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A new study published in a renowned journal indicated that Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) or camel flu was a World Cup concern for the first time in the region.
The report said MERS should be viewed with caution, during a period when COVID-19 infection and monkeypox are still circulating.
MERS is said to be transmissible to humans from the likes of humped camels and one-humped camels that are frequently spotted in the Middle East, hence the name.
The WHO said: “Epidemiological data from Qatar showed 28 cases of MERS (incidence 1.7 per million population) and most of the cases had a history of contact with camels.”
“The 2022 FIFA World Cup will be hosted at a time when two Public Health Emergencies of International Concern (PHEIC) coincide. This is the COVID-19 pandemic and the outbreak of monkeypox in 2022. Regarding COVID-19, the number of cases in Qatar continued to be reported. with an average of 321 daily cases in November 2022,” a report from the World Health Organization said.
MERS-CoV has been identified in camels in several countries in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia. In total, 27 countries have reported cases since 2012, resulting in 858 known deaths from infection and related complications. “
Symptoms of infection can range from mild indications to severe breathing difficulties.
Fever, cough and shortness of breath are also said to be symptoms of infection, while it has also been said that some may display gastrointestinal indications such as diarrhoea.
Severe disease can cause respiratory failure requiring mechanical ventilation and support in the intensive care unit. “The virus appears to cause more serious illness in the elderly, people with weakened immune systems and those with chronic diseases such as kidney disease, cancer, chronic lung disease and diabetes,” the World Health Organization said in a report.
The ongoing FIFA World Cup also witnessed some surprises, with some small teams such as Japan and Saudi Arabia, which outperformed Germany and Argentina in the opening matches.
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