The MERS outbreak in Riyadh isn’t showing any signs of abating on this last day of August, with 6 additional cases announced in the latest update. Five of the six are listed as `contacts with confirmed or suspected cases’ – likely part of the ongoing nosocomial outbreak – with one outlier with no known contact.
One case - a 33 y.o. female – is listed as a healthcare worker. Two recoveries and two deaths are also reported.
Based on the following ECDC chart – which is already 13 cases behind - August 2015 will go down as the third heaviest MERS month for the Saudis, and the most active month since June 2014. .