Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Number of Current MERS Infections on the Arabian Peninsula May Be Declining

Since January 1, 2014, about 250 cases of MERS infection have been reported by various public health agencies and official media outlets. The number of reported cases began to increase dramatically about the 9th of April. Most of these cases (about 200) have been reported from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The graph below suggests that the number of MERS cases may have peaked about April 20, and the outbreak is now being better controlled.


 Notes: The date of onset for an individual case is used where available. If onset date is unavailable, the date of hospitalization or death is used. If the case is reported as asymptomatic or no other information is available, the date of report of the case is used.

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