Thursday, August 20, 2015

Saudi MOH: 10 More MERS Cases In Riyadh




Riyadh’s MERS outbreak continues with 10 more cases announced today.  This brings to 71 the number of cases reported since August third, with all but a handful hailing from the capital city.

While today’s announcement lists all of today’s cases exposure as `under review’, we’ve seen dozens of nosocomial infections – often among those simply hospitalized or treated in facilities with MERS cases – over the past couple of weeks.

We’ve also seen delays in case announcements – often as much as a week after they tested positive – so the daily release numbers may not tell us as much about the trajectory of the outbreak as we’d like.


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