Four new cases of SARS registered in Oman: MOH

Muscat: The Ministry of Health (MOH) said that four new cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), known as coronavirus, have been registered in Oman.

This takes the total number of cases registered in the Sultanate to 18 from the various governorates since 2013.

The Health Ministry said these cases are receiving the necessary health care in a reference hospital.

It continued efforts to monitor and control the disease through the effective Epidemiological Surveillance System.

“All reference hospitals are equipped to deal with such cases. We urge all citizens and residents to comply with preventative measures to control infection and to maintain hygiene when sneezing and coughing.”

The symptoms of SARS develop over the course of a week and start with a fever. Early on in the condition, people develop flu-like symptoms, such as dry coughing, chills, diarrhea,breathlessness and aches, according to medical reports. It could lead to failure of the lungs, heart, or liver.

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