Monday, April 11, 2016

Saudi MOH Reports Primary MERS Case In Hofuf
















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Last May and June (2015), most of the MERS activity in Saudi Arabia was centered around the town of Hofuf (aka `Hafoof’, `Hafuf’, etc.) in the Northeastern part of the country.

What started with a single `primary case - with camel contact'  in mid-April grew into a family cluster, and then into a full blown nosocomial outbreak which ran for more than 2 months (see WHO: A Saudi MERS Infographic) infecting dozens.


While things have been quiet in Hofuf in recent months, today the MOH is reporting a new primary case - again with camel contact - hospitalized in stable condition. 


Hopefully the infection control lessons from the last outbreak will prevent a repeat of last year's debacle.

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