Friday, July 22, 2016

Saudi MOH Announces 1 Primary MERS Case In Buraidah


The pace of new MERS cases has slowed considerably in July with just 11 new infections in the first 3 weeks.  Most of those have been `primary' community acquired cases, with many of them coming from Najran near the Yemen border

Today we've another primary case, with no known risk exposure, this time from Al-Baraidah.

The patient is a 27 year-old male already listed in critical condition. While camel contact is often cited in primary cases, for the vast majority of community acquired cases, the source of their infection is never known.

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