Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Saudi MOH Reports 2 New MERS-CoV Cases


The Saudi MOH has posted MERS reports for April 2nd & 4th (skipping the 3rd) on their English language surveillance page.  A quick check of the Arabic site shows an entry for the 3rd, showing no new cases, recoveries or deaths.

For April 2nd, a new primary case (58, male, stable condition, with no listed risk contact) is reported from Najran, along with two recoveries.

For April 4th, a 57 y.o. female from Riyadh - who is listed as a secondary household contact - is reported in stable condition.  Two more recoveries are also noted, leaving 9 people under care for MERS in KSA.

The most recent previous report from Riyadh is of a 64 y.o. male on the 23rd of March, who was listed in critical condition.  It is possible this case is from the same household.

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