Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Saudi MOH Reports MERS Case In Taif

image

 

# 9087

 

After taking most of July and August off, MERS is beginning to bubble up again in Saudi Arabia with a new case reported for the third day running, and the 6th case reported over the past 10 days. 

 

This is also the second case reported from Taif – which is about 60 miles from Mecca – this week.

 

As usual, details on this case are scant, with no word as to the route of exposure.  With the start of the Hajj just over 2 weeks away, any uptick in MERS cases near the Holy City is a matter of some concern.

 

image

image

 

For Americans contemplating making the Hajj this year, the CDC urges practicing enhanced precautions and provides specific travel advice , including required and recommended vaccinations.

image

No comments: