Sunday, June 26, 2016

Saudi MOH Announces 2 New MERS Cases 


Two Saudi MERS clusters continue today, with household contacts in both Riyadh and Najran testing positive.

The Riyadh cluster, which began with a primary case and 3 asymptomatic household contacts 2 weeks ago - and then spilled over into a major nosocomial outbreak at King Khalid Hospital - adds another asymptomatic case.

Somewhat confusingly, in Najran - where two primary cases were reported a week ago - a secondary household contact is reported in stable condition, although this patient is also listed as a Health Care Worker.  

While it is possible to be both a HCW and a house mate, we'll probably have to wait for a WHO update to clarify this case's details.


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