Saturday, March 12, 2016

Saudi MOH Reports 4 New MERS Cases


The Saudi MOH reports 4 new MERS cases today, although only one is linked to the Buraidah cluster which we've been following for the past 9 days.  Like the two reported yesterday, this is an asymptomatic HCW who is in home isolation.  

Three other cases - two listed as `primary' cases and one under investigation - are reported from three disparate regions around the country.

`Primary cases’ are those that occur in the community when there is no known exposure to a health care facility or to a known human case.  While some primary cases are linked to camel exposure, for the vast majority the source of infection remains unknown.