Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Saudi MOH Announces 3 MERS Cases


Reports of MERS-CoV infections in Saudi Arabia continue at a fairly slow rate, with only 17 cases (including today's) reported thus far in the month of February.   

Cases remain widely scattered, and this month, more than half  (n=10) are described as `Primary' cases with recent contact with camels.

Despite constant warnings, camel to human transmission remains fairly common. It has been theorized that young camels - usually born during the winter or early spring - are immunologically naive, and are therefore more likely to acquire the virus and transmit it to humans this time of year.

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