MERS-COV (14): SAUDI ARABIA

Posted on 06TH MAR 2017
tagged MERS-CoV, Saudi Arabia

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Date: Mon 6 Mar 2017
Source: Saudi MOH 20 Feb 2017 - 6 Mar 2017 [edited]
http://www.moh.gov.sa/en/CCC/PressReleases/Pages/default.aspx

As of 14:00 [2:00 PM] today [Mon 6 Mar 2017], there have been a total of:
1567 laboratory-confirmed cases of MERS-CoV infection, including
649 deaths [reported case fatality rate 41.4 per cent],
900 recoveries, and
18 currently active cases.

[As previously mentioned, the numbers of deaths, recoveries and currently active cases come from my spreadsheet tallies and differ from those listed on the Saudi MOH website. There have been intermittent difficulties in accessing the Saudi MOH MERS website over this period as well as delayed reports and one report in Arabic. - Mod.MPP]

Since the last ProMED-mail update [Sun 19 Feb 2017], there have been a total of:
11 newly confirmed cases,
1 newly reported fatality, and
2 newly reported recoveries.

Information on newly reported cases (11 cases)
Date: Mar 2017 (1 case)
http://www.moh.gov.sa/en/CCC/PressReleases/Pages/statistics-2017-03-06-0...

1 - A 48-year-old Saudi female, non-healthcare worker from Wadi Aldawasir [Riyadh region], noted to be in critical condition at time of confirmation report. Classified as a secondary healthcare acquired case in a patient.

Date: 5 Mar 2017 (2 cases)
http://www.moh.gov.sa/en/CCC/PressReleases/Pages/statistics-2017-03-05-0...

2 - a 31 year old Saudi male, non-healthcare worker from Wadi Aldawasir [Riyadh region], currently in a critical condition. Classification still under review with no information on high risk exposures in the 14 days preceding onset of symptoms.

3 - a 32 year old Saudi female, non-healthcare worker from Wadi Aldawasir [Riyadh region], currently in a stable condition. Classification still under review with no information on high risk exposures in the 14 days preceding onset of symptoms.

Date: 28 Feb 2017 (1 case)
http://www.moh.gov.sa/en/CCC/PressReleases/Pages/statistics-2017-02-28-0...

4 - a 17 year old Saudi female, non-healthcare worker from Alzulfi [Riyadh region], noted to be in a stable condition at the time of confirmation. Classified as a primary case with high risk exposure history in the 14 days preceding onset of illness still under investigation.

Date: 27 Feb 2017 (3 cases)
http://www.moh.gov.sa/en/CCC/PressReleases/Pages/statistics-2017-02-27-0...

5 - a 74 year old Saudi male, non-healthcare worker from Bisha [`Asīr region], noted to be in a stable condition at the time of confirmation. Classified as a primary case with a history of direct contact with camels in the 14 days preceding onset of illness.

6 - a 76 year old Saudi male, non-healthcare worker from Hail [Hail region], noted to be in a critical condition at the time of confirmation. Classified as a primary case with high risk exposure history in the 14 days preceding onset of illness still under investigation.

7 - a 29 year old Saudi male, non-healthcare worker from Riyadh [Riyadh region], noted to be in critical condition at the time of confirmation. Classified as a primary case with a history of direct contact with camels in the 14 days preceding onset of illness.

Date: 23 Feb 2017 (1 case)
http://www.moh.gov.sa/en/CCC/PressReleases/Pages/statistics-2017-02-23-0...

8 - a 76 year old Saudi male, non-healthcare worker from Hail [Hail region], noted to be in a critical condition at the time of confirmation. Classified as a primary case with high risk exposure history in the 14 days preceding onset of illness still under investigation. [report on the English MOH MERS webpage was in Arabic. Translated by Mod.GMM. - Mod.MPP]

Date: 20 Feb 2017 (3 cases)
http://www.moh.gov.sa/en/CCC/PressReleases/Pages/statistics-2017-02-20-0...

9 - a 61 year old Saudi male, non-healthcare worker from Jeddah [Makkah region], noted to be in a stable condition at the time of confirmation. Classified as a primary case with high risk exposure history in the 14 days preceding onset of illness still under investigation.

10 - a 49 year old Saudi male, non-healthcare worker from Riyadh [Riyadh region], noted to be in a critical condition at the time of confirmation. Classified as a primary case with high risk exposure history in the 14 days preceding onset of illness still under investigation.

11 - a 63 year old Saudi male, non-healthcare worker from Mahail Aseer [`Asīr region], noted to be in a critical condition at the time of confirmation. Classified as a primary case with a history of direct contact with camels in the 14 days preceding onset of illness.

Information on newly reported fatalities (1 fatality)

[according to the Saudi MOH MERS website there was the addition of a fatality in the tallies from 20-22 Feb 2017, but no information was available on this fatality - presumably reported on 21 Feb 2017. - Mod.MPP]

Information on newly reported recoveries (2 recoveries)
Date: 27 Feb 2017 (1 recovery)
http://www.moh.gov.sa/en/CCC/PressReleases/Pages/statistics-2017-02-27-0...

1 - a 30 year old Saudi male, healthcare worker from Jeddah [Makkah region] with a history of pre-existing co-morbidities. [Reported as a newly confirmed case on [27 Jan 2017] at which time he was noted to be in a stable condition. Classified as a secondary healthcare acquired case in a healthcare worker. - Mod.MPP]

Date: 26 Feb 2017 (1 recovery)
http://www.moh.gov.sa/en/CCC/PressReleases/Pages/statistics-2017-02-26-0...

2 - a 27 year old expat male, non-healthcare worker from Jubail [Ash Sharqīyah region] with no history of co-morbidities. [Reported as a newly confirmed case on 21 Jan 2017 at which time he was noted to be in a critical condition. Classified as a primary case with high risk exposure history still under investigation. - Mod.MPP]

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[Apologies for any inconvenience caused by the long hiatus in update reports. There have been significant difficulties in accessing up to date information on the Saudi MOH website over this period. During this period, there have been a total of 11 newly confirmed cases as reflected in the above information. Of these, 6 were from Riyadh region, with 3 of these from Wadi Aldawasir, 1 of whom is classified as a healthcare acquired case in a patient, and 2 of whom are still under review for possible high risk exposures pending classification.

Since 1 January this year (2017) there have been 45 newly confirmed cases reported from 9 different regions of the country: Al Bāhah (1 case), Al Madinah (4 cases), Al Qaṣīm (7 cases), Ash Sharqīyah (5 cases), `Asīr (2 cases), Hail (1 case), Makkah (11 cases), Najran (2 cases), Riyadh (12 cases). Nosocomial transmission occurred in Buraidah (Al Qaṣīm region - 6 cases), Jeddah (Makkah region - 1 case), and most recently Wadi Aldawasir (Riyadh region - 1 definite case). History of contact with camels in the 14 days preceding onset of illness was documented in 18 cases; there was 1 case in a household contact; 2 cases were still pending classification; and the remaining 16 were classified as primary cases with high risk exposures still under investigation.

Maps showing the locations of the newly confirmed cases reported in this update can be found at the source URLs.

The HealthMap/ProMED map of Saudi Arabia can be found at http://healthmap.org/promed/p/131. - Mod.MPP]

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