University of Minnesota. Driven to Discover.
Also, the Saudi MOH reports 5 new cases in Riyadh, 4 of which are healthcare-related.
At least 10 of the Riyadh cases are healthcare related, possibly signaling a new hospital outbreak.
In other developments, Saudi Arabia reported 3 more cases, 1 of them fatal.
The outbreak includes 2 healthcare workers who have asymptomatic infections.
The case, involving a 62-year-old man, is likely locally acquired, and Saudi officials, meanwhile, report MERS in 4 camel herds.
A WHO overview of recent Saudi cases says a small hospital outbreak in Buraydah is now considered over.
In related developments, a pair of WHO updates flesh out the details for 22 infections reported by Saudi Arabia since late November.
Also, Korean researchers detailed transmission patterns in its 2015 outbreak, including a role for doctor shopping and ED visits in super-spreading events.
Of 9 recent cases detailed by the WHO, 4 involved contact with camels or drinking raw camel milk.
In another development, the WHO shared details of 6 Saudi cases reported earlier this month, including 2 involving contact with camels or raw camel milk.
Get CIDRAP news and other free newsletters.
Sign up now»
Unrestricted financial support provided by
Grant support for ASP provided by
Become an underwriter»
CIDRAP - Center for Infectious Disease Research and PolicyOffice of the Vice President for Research, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
© 2019 Regents of the University of Minnesota. All rights reserved.The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.