Thursday, July 14, 2016

Saudi MOH Announces 1 Primary (Indirect Camel Contact) MERS Case


After a two-day break the Saudi MOH is back with a new primary MERS case, this time from Al Aflaj, which they attribute to `indirect camel exposure'.

While not as commonly reported as `direct camel exposure', today's case is the 4th indirect exposure reported by KSA in the past month.

Last November's EID Journal: Risk Factors For Primary MERS-CoV Infection, defined indirect camel exposure as:

Having visited settings where animals were kept but without having direct contact; or exposure to household members who themselves had direct animal exposure.

We'll have to await the WHO reports to get some idea on the type of indirect exposure these cases experienced. Meanwhile, KSA reports 3 more recoveries.

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