Sunday, January 28, 2018

Saudi MOH Announces 4 New MERS-CoV Cases


After several days of silence the Saudi MOH has published three days of MERS activity reports (25th, 26th, 27th) overnight, adding 4 more cases, including 1 secondary household contact of a primary case reported on the 24th from Hail.  
Today's report raises January's reported totals to 22 cases and 12 deaths, a  marked increase over the 8 cases reported in December.
Of the 22 cases we are aware of in 2018, 5 have been linked to recent camel exposure, 15 are primary (community acquired), 1 was a secondary HCW exposure and 1 is a secondary household contact.

From the 27th:

The 26th:

And the 25th:

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