Thursday, August 18, 2016

Saudi MOH Announces 1 Primary (Camel Contact) MERS Case

http://www.moh.gov.sa/en/CCC/PressReleases/Pages/statistics-2016-08-18-001.aspx


















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After 9 days without a reported case, Saudi Arabia has announced a new MERS-CoV infection, this time in a 39 y.o. male from Al Kharj with a history of camel contact.


http://www.moh.gov.sa/en/CCC/PressReleases/Pages/statistics-2016-08-18-001.aspx


With the Hajj now less than 3 weeks off, this recent downturn in cases has been welcome news, although how long it will last is anyone's guess.  


As we saw last May in ATS: Mass Gatherings And Lessons From The Hajj, MERS is just one of many public health concerns that must be planned for at these mass gathering events.

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