Threat Of Camels Flu At FIFA World Cup? Here Is What the Medical Sector Says

Football fans returning from Qatar warned of the danger of bringing home camel flu . MERS-CoV is a respiratory disease caused by the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) virus .

Football fans returning from the FIFA World Cup in Qatar have been warned of the danger of bringing home the camel flu, a respiratory disease caused by the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) virus.Fans returning from Qatar should be aware of MERS, according to a blog published by the Australian health ministry, and doctors can avoid close contact with camels, avoiding coming into contact with uncooked meat or unpasteurized milk, according to the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA).The outlet also warned of person-to-person transmission, according to the article.Between April 2012 and October 2022, 2,600 laboratory-confirmed cases of MERS-CoV and 935 associated deaths were reported to the World Health Organisation (WHO).MERS was first reported in Saudi Arabia in 2012 and is a respiratory disease caused by a coronavirus.

The virus has been detected and linked to human infections in dromedary camels in the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia, according to the WHO.Further, it said that human-to-human transmission is possible and occurs primarily among close contacts and in health care settings.According to the international health body, there has been no human-to-human transmission outside of the health care setting.According to the international health organisation, an estimated 35% of MERS cases reported to WHO have died.

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