Thursday, April 17, 2014

Increasing Number of MERS-CoV Cases in the Jeddah Outbreak

As of  April 15, the total number of MERS-CoV cases associated with the outbreak in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia was at least 30 individuals.  See:

Current Status of the MERS-CoV Outbreak in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 

The count of MERS cases in the Jeddah outbreak is now at least 47 individuals, including one pilgrim from Malaysia (link) who died. A media report indicates that two other traveling companions from Malaysia are now exhibiting symptoms as well (link). Whether these two other individuals were infected from a common source in Jeddah or a result of human-to-human transmission remains to be reported.

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