After a two day lull the Saudi MOH reports a new Primary MERS case in Buraidah, a 41 y.o. Saudi male who is already listed in critical condition. No likely source of infection is cited.
`Primary cases’ are those that occur in the community when there is no known exposure to a healthcare facility or to a known human case. Some are linked to camel exposure, but most are not.
Over the past 4 years, roughly 48% of Saudi cases are listed as either `primary’ or as from an undetermined origin.