Saturday, September 12, 2015

Saudi MOH Reports 2 MERS Cases – Riyadh & Jeddah



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Although the slowdown in new MERS reports out of Riyadh the past couple of days has been welcome news, today’s report of an infected HCW in Jeddah – the site of several major nosocomial outbreaks in 2014 and only 40 miles from Mecca less than 2 weeks before the Hajj – is bound to raise some eyebrows.


The source of the Jeddah HCW infection is `under review’, while the Riyadh case is supposedly not linked to any known exposure to a previously identified case.



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