After going six days without a new reported MERS case the Saudi MOH announced the hospitalization of a 58 year-old man from Jobail this morning.
The patient is listed in stable condition and as being a `primary case' with `indirect' contact with camels.
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.
With July nearly over, the Saudi's have reported only 12 cases this month, compared with 45 cases in the month of June. The primary difference being a large nosocomial outbreak in June at the King Khalid University Hospital.