UK Doctors Warned Over Deadly 'Camel Flu' As England Fans Return Home
UK doctors warned over deadly 'camel flu' as England fans return home. As Englandfans return from the World Cup in Qatar, doctors have been warned to watch out for its symptoms.
After the national team lost to France in the quarterfinals, it was heartbreaking for Three Lions supporters yet again. While fans who traveled far may crave a hug upon their return home, you might want to make sure they aren't sick first.
UK doctors warned over deadly 'camel flu' as England fans return home. This respiratory syndrome coronavirus in the Middle East, a much more deadly respiratory condition than COVID-19, is often known as MERS, MERS-CoV, or camel flu.
It can start with fever and coughing, then lead to pneumonia and trouble breathing. It was first found in the Middle East in 2012. The virus is spread from person to person through cough droplets and can be acquired by humans from camels.
Since the virus could be coming back from the World Cup, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has now sent a warning to doctors.
In a briefing paper seen by The Sun, the UKHSA stated:
Clinicians and public health teams among particular need to be on the lookout for MERS symptoms in World Cup travelers coming home. The risk of infection to UK residents is extremely low, but it may be higher in those who have been exposed to specific risk factors in the region, such as camels. MERS can be acquired from close contact with camels or from consuming camel products e.g., unpasteurised camel milk.- UKHSA
After England's exit from the competition against France, the last thing England supporters need is the possibility of the camel flu. After beating Iran and Wales by big margins to win their group, England beat Senegal by the same margin of victory in the round of 16.
The Three Lions' loss to France, the team in possession of the prized Cup, was sad. France represented England's greatest test. Aurelien Tchouameni's long-range goal gave France the early advantage. Harry Kane's penalty kick in the second half tied the score.
Long stretches of English dominance ended with a 12-minute-later Olivier Giroud goal off Antoine Griezmann's cross to give France the lead once more. Kane, however, soon had a chance to tie the score from the penalty spot once more, but he missed the opportunity and France held out to win.
UK doctors warned over deadly 'camel flu' as England fans return home by the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA).
As FIFA World Cup supporters returned from Qatar, it was reported that medical workers in England had been alerted for symptoms of the deadly camel flu. A large number of soccer fans who traveled to Qatar for the tournament and maybe got into contact with camels has led to an increase in cases of the camel flu.