Thursday, April 25, 2019

Saudi MOH: (Week 17) 2nd Primary MERS Case In Medina


For the second time in 4 days, the Saudi MOH has announced a primary MERS case from Medina (aka Madinah), which is a important pilgrimage destination for Umrah and Hajj visitors.

Both patients are male (ages 56 & 76), with the latest (76 y.o.) reportedly having recent camel contact.
The start of the Holy month of Ramadan is now just 10 days away, when roughly 1 million religious pilgrims with make the journal to Mecca and other Holy sites (including Medina) to perform Umrah.

Despite the slowdown in MERS reports the past few weeks, KSA is now only 1 case short of matching their entire 2018 total (n=137).