The Saudi MOH today announced the 10th MERS case reported out of Taif over just less than 5 weeks, although we’ve heard virtually nothing about the circumstances surrounding this cluster. Today’s case is described simply as:
The MOH also announced one death (in Taif) and one recovery in Riyadh.
Earlier today we saw Turkey Announces MERS Fatality – ex KSA, which followed an earlier case reported a few weeks ago in Austria (see WHO Update On Austrian (Imported) MERS Case). Despite these local and exported cases, we get disturbingly few details from the Health Ministry.
We are also still awaiting publication of a long promised case control study on MERS from the Ministry of Health (see KSA Announces Start To Long-Awaited MERS Case Control Study).