Monday, October 24, 2016

Saudi MOH: 1 Primary (Camel Contact) MERS Case In Hufoof


KSA reports their 11th MERS case since October 15th, 4 of which have hailed from Hufoof (aka `Hafuf').  Today's case - like the first of this recent series of cases which began 9 days ago - is attributed to direct contact with a camel.

Despite two years of warnings from the MOH about the risks of contracting MERS from camels (see KSA MOH Reiterates Camel Warnings On MERS), camel-to-human transmission continues reseed the virus into the human population.

Unless and until the virus can be eliminated in this ubiquitous and much beloved animal host, this pattern is unlikely to change.

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