Thursday, March 17, 2016

Saudi Arabia: No New MERS Cases, 1 Death


Over the past 14 reporting days Saudi Arabia has reported 39 new MERS cases, and at least 16 deaths, many centered around a hospital outbreak in Buraidah, the capital city of Al-Qassim

Today, for the first time in more than two weeks, we have no new cases announced.  We'll need to see  a string of such days before we know if this lull indicates the Buraidah outbreak has been contained.

One death, that of a 74 y.o. woman in Riyadh (announced as a `Primary case' on the 12th), is reported.