Thursday, May 28, 2015

Saudi MOH Reports Another MERS Case In Hafuf

# 10,106

Although Saudi Arabia isn't setting any records in new MERS cases this month we continue to see growing number of cases - all apparently interconnected - from the town of Hafuf (aka `Hafoof') in the Northeastern part of the country.  

The index case was 61 year-old male who fell ill on April 16th, and reported a history of contact with camels. 

Since then (starting May 5th) we’ve seen a steady procession of (now 11) additional cases, all described as `contacts of a previously suspected or confirmed case’, come out of Hafuf.   Some were described as household members, for others the relationship was not specified.

In today's MOH: '1 New Confirmed Corona Cases Recorded', we learn of the 12th case from Hafuf, along with one death (in Taif) and 1 recovery in Hafuf.

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