The abrupt escalation in MERS cases continues today with 8 more announced by the Saudi MOH, bringing our three day total to 20 and our February total to 32.
MERS appears to be off to an earlier start this year. Less than halfway through the month of February, and we have already far exceeded last year’s total for the month.
Four cases are linked to nosocomial exposure, while two others are under investigation. One case is a HCW. Riyadh and Khobar each report 3 cases, while Badea-Qseem reports 2.