MERS-COV (19): SAUDI ARABIA (ASH SHARQIYAH, AL QASIM)

Posted on 02ND APR 2017
tagged MERS-CoV, Saudi Arabia

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Date: Sun 2 Apr 2017
Source: Saudi MOH 28 Mar-2 Apr 2017 [edited]
http://www.moh.gov.sa/en/CCC/PressReleases/Pages/default.aspx?PageIndex=1

As of 14:00 [2:00 PM] today [Sun 2 Apr 2017], there have been a total of:
1582 laboratory-confirmed cases of MERS-CoV infection, including
656 deaths [reported case fatality rate 41.5 per cent],
912 recoveries, and
14 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 [Mon 27 Mar 2017], there have been a total of:
4 newly confirmed cases,
0 newly reported fatalities, and
5 newly reported recoveries.

Information on newly reported cases (4 cases)
Date: 2 Apr 2017 (1 case)
http://www.moh.gov.sa/en/CCC/PressReleases/Pages/statistics-2017-04-02-0...

1- A 31-year-old Saudi male, healthcare worker from Dammam [Ash Sharqiyah region], currently asymptomatic. Classified as a secondary healthcare acquired case in a healthcare worker.

Date: 1 Apr 2017 (1 case)
http://www.moh.gov.sa/en/CCC/PressReleases/Pages/statistics-2017-04-01-0...

2- A 58-year-old Saudi male, non-healthcare worker from Dammam [Ash Sharqiyah region], currently in stable condition. Classified as a primary case with history of high risk exposures in the 14 days preceding onset of illness still under investigation.

Date: 30 Mar 2017 (1 case)
http://www.moh.gov.sa/en/CCC/PressReleases/Pages/statistics-2017-03-30-0...

3- A 63-year-old Saudi male, non-healthcare worker from Abqiq [Ash Sharqiyah 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.

Date: 29 Mar 2017 (1 case)
http://www.moh.gov.sa/en/CCC/PressReleases/Pages/statistics-2017-03-29-0...

4- A 93-year-old Saudi female, non-healthcare worker from Buraidah [Al Qaṣim region], currently in stable condition. Classified as a primary case with a history of indirect contact with camels in the 14 days preceding onset of illness.

Information on newly reported recoveries (5 recoveries)
Date: 30 Mar 2017 (2 recoveries)
http://www.moh.gov.sa/en/CCC/PressReleases/Pages/statistics-2017-03-30-0...

1- A 31-year-old Saudi male, non-healthcare worker from Wadi Aldwasir [Riyadh region] with a history of pre-existing co-morbidities [reported as a newly confirmed case on 5 Mar 2017, at which time he was noted to be in critical condition. Initially classified as a primary case with possible high risk exposures still under investigation. Presumed (by me) to be part of the identified nosocomial outbreak in Wadi Aldwasir). - Mod.MPP]

2- A 56-year-old Saudi female, non-healthcare worker from Wadi Aldwasir [Riyadh region] with a history of pre-existing co-morbidities [reported as a newly confirmed case on 10 Mar 2017, at which time she was noted to be in stable condition. Classified as a secondary healthcare acquired case in a patient. - Mod.MPP]

Date: 29 Mar 2017 (1 recovery)
http://www.moh.gov.sa/en/CCC/PressReleases/Pages/statistics-2017-03-29-0...

3- A 39-year-old expat male, healthcare worker from Wadi Aldwasir [Riyadh region] with no co-morbidities [reported as a newly confirmed case on 11 Mar 2017, at which time he was noted to be asymptomatic. Classified as a secondary healthcare acquired case in a healthcare worker. - Mod.MPP]

Date: 28 Mar 2017 (2 recoveries)
http://www.moh.gov.sa/en/CCC/PressReleases/Pages/statistics-2017-03-28-0...

4- A 47-year-old expat male, non-healthcare worker from Aurayera [based on the map available at the source URL, this town is located in the Ash Sharqiyah region, although I have been unable to confirm this through my internet searches over the past hour] with no history of co-morbidities. [I have been unable to identify this reported recovery as having been reported as a newly confirmed case. There has been the occasional day over the past few months when no reports were registered on the Saudi MOH website, and it is possible that this case was confirmed on one of those days. - Mod.MPP]

5- A 52-year-old Saudi female, non-healthcare worker from Wadi Aldwasir [Riyadh region] with a history of pre-existing co-morbidities [reported as a newly confirmed case on 10 Mar 2017 at which time she was noted to be in stable condition. Classified as a secondary case in a household contact. - Mod.MPP]

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[In the past 6 days since the last MERS-CoV update on reported human cases in Saudi Arabia, there have been a total of 4 newly confirmed cases reported, 3 from Ash Sharqiyah region (2 from Dammam and one from Abqiq) and one from Al Qasim (Buraidah). One of these cases is classified as an asymptomatic healthcare acquired case in a healthcare worker, presumably a contact of the other case from Dammam who while classified as a primary case with high risk exposures still under investigation, one can't help but wonder whether this might be a repeat of the previous nosocomial cluster in Wadi Alwasir in Riyadh region, now occurring in Dammam.

As an overview, since the beginning of the year (1 Jan 2017), there have been a total of 60 newly confirmed cases of MERS-CoV infection reported by the Saudi MOH, including very limited nosocomial transmission in Buraidah, Jeddah, Wadi Alwasir, and Dammam, with the majority of cases classified as primary cases.

Maps showing the locations of cases and recoveries reported in today's [2 Apr 2017] update can be found at the source URL. The HealthMap/ProMED map of Saudi Arabia can be found at: http://healthmap.org/promed/p/131. - Mod.MPP]

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