Another busy update from the Saudi MOH, indicating 7 additional MERS cases in the Saudi capital, and reporting 8 recoveries, and 3 deaths.
Remarkably, 4 of the 7 cases announced today are healthcare workers.
Since mid-July, this brings to 28 the number of HCWs reportedly infected with MERS in Saudi Arabia. A clear indication that after 3 years and 1200 MERS cases - when it comes to identifying, isolating, and safely treating MERS cases – they still don’t have a handle on it. .