The World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed a case of the potentially fatal Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in Abu Dhabi on Monday night. According to the UN body, a 28-year-old man admitted to a hospital in the city of Al Ain last month tested positive for the virus.
Health officials have tested 108 people who had been in contact with the man, but no secondary infections have yet been found, Reuters news agency reported, citing the World Health Organization.
The current status of the victim is still pending.
Meanwhile, there was no indication of human contact with the dromedary camels that carried the disease.