Friday, October 24, 2014

Saudi MOH: New MERS Cases in Riyadh & Taif


MERS reports from 23rd & 24th

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For whatever reason the Saudi MOH didn’t update their English language MERS site yesterday (although the Arabic site showed a new case), but today we have yesterday’s and today’s report now posted.


Yesterday’s case involved a 73 y.o. female from Riyadh, with no known routes of exposure (note the expanded categories added yesterday)



Today’s case, from Taif, is apparently the result of nosocomial transmission at a hospital.  This is the 16th case reported from the Taif region since September 3rd, with many of the cases apparently linked to hospital exposures.