MERS-CoV (17): Saudi Arabia (RI)

Posted on 27TH MAR 2017
tagged MERS-CoV, Saudi Arabia

A ProMED-mail post
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International Society for Infectious Diseases

Date: Mon 27 Mar 2017
Source: Saudi MOH 22-27 Mar 2017 [edited]

As of 14:00 [2:00 PM] today [Mon 27 Mar 2017], there have been a total of:
1578 laboratory-confirmed cases of MERS-CoV infection, including
656 deaths [reported case fatality rate 41.6 per cent],
907 recoveries, and
15 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. - Mod.MPP]

Since the last ProMED-mail update [Wed 22 Mar 2017], there have been a total of:
1 newly confirmed case,
0 newly reported fatalities, and
0 newly reported recoveries.

Information on newly reported cases (1 case)
Date: 27 Mar 2017 (1 case)

- A 54 year old Saudi male, non-healthcare worker from Alkharj [Riyadh region], currently in stable condition. Classified as a primary case with a history of direct contact with camels in the 14 days preceding onset of illness.

Communicated by:

[After a 7 day hiatus with no newly confirmed MERS-CoV infections, a primary case with a history of direct exposure to camels was reported from Alkharj in Riyadh region today. During this period (since the last update with information through [21 Mar 2017]), there have been no further fatalities or recoveries reported.

Of note, we are now 14 days since the last reported confirmed case of MERS-CoV infection in the nosocomial outbreak in Wadi Aldawasir (also in Riyadh region, located approximately 589 km [approx. 366 mi] - to the southwest of Alkharj). Unless there is delayed notification of cases with dates of onset between 13 Mar 2017 and today [27 Mar 2017], it appears as though transmission in Wadi Aldawasir has been interrupted.

A map showing the location of Alkharj can be found at the source URL.

The HealthMap/ProMED map of Saudi Arabia can be found at: - Mod.MPP]

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