Monday, October 27, 2014

Saudi MOH Announces 2 MERS Cases (Riyadh & Jeddah)



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It has been several months we last saw a MERS case reported from Jeddah – the site of last spring’s biggest outbreak – although Turkey’s recently imported case (see WHO MERS Update – Turkey) first developed symptoms in late September while visiting that city.  

According to a statement released by WHO:

Contacts of the case during his symptomatic phase (25 September - 6 October 2014) when he was still in Jeddah are being examined, including contacts in health care facilities in KSA.

Whether today’s case – that of a 90 y.o. female from Jeddah – has anything to do with that case is unknown. Without onset dates, figuring out the timing is pretty much impossible. 

Meanwhile Riyadh reports another case – without any known animal or hospital exposure.  



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