Sunday, February 19, 2017
KSA Announces 2 MERS Cases
Although they can happen anytime during they year, during late winter and spring we tend to see an uptick in MERS cases with camel exposure. It has been theorized that young camels - usually born early in the year - are immunologically naive, and are therefore more likely to acquire the virus and transmit it to humans.
Theory or not, of the 10 cases reported by by Saudi Arabia during this month of February, 7 are listed as `Primary (Camel Contact)', including 2 cases announced today.