Qatar: Experts issued a warning for football fans in Qatar for their risk of catching the ‘Camel Flu’. One of the greatest events world wide, FIFA World Cup 2022, is drawing over 1.2 million spectators around the globe. The WHO-backed experts have warned these spectators may attract Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) or commonly referred Camel Flu.
This flue was first identified in Saudi Arabia is deadlier than COVID-19. Fever, coughing, shortness of breath are common MERS symptoms. Although pneumonia is common, MERS patients may not always get the illness. Diarrhoea and other gastrointestinal symptoms have been noted in MERS patients, with mortality rate recorded for the diseases at 35%.
The camel flu virus zoonotic and travellers to Qatar for FIFA World Cup 2022 have also been warned not to touch camels as they are thought to be source of this deadly infection. The study also states that Qatar had made its health sector ready for such occurrences and will be able to mitigate the afore-mentioned risks to visitors during the ournament.