MERS-CoV case in England (update)

09 October 2018

Article: 52/4002

Public Health England (PHE) has confirmed that there has been no onward transmission of MERS-CoV from the individual diagnosed with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in the UK on 23 August 2018 (see current note 52/3403).

All close contacts were followed up after their last contact with the individual and none went on to develop the disease themselves. Additionally, 28 days have passed since the individual tested negative for MERS-CoV. PHE are therefore confident that there has been no onward transmission of the virus.

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Source: PHE, 8 October 2018