Monday, May 04, 2015

Saudi Arabia Reports 1 New MERS Case

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The unexpected lull in MERS cases in Saudi Arabia continues, with only sporadic cases being reported.  Today’s case involves a 41 year-old ex-pat male in critical condition, with no known exposure cited.

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This time last year we were seeing dozens of new cases each week, many as a result of nosocomial outbreaks in large medical facilities.  While 2015 started off with more cases in the first quarter than last year, we’ve seen a remarkable drop in cases over the past 30 days.

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