Posted on 07TH AUG 2017
tagged MERS-CoV, Saudi Arabia

A ProMED-mail post
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International Society for Infectious Diseases

Date: Sun 6 Aug 2017
Source: Saudi MOH 3-6 Aug 2017 [edited]

As of today [Sun 6 Aug 2017], there have been a total of:
1683 laboratory-confirmed cases of MERS-CoV infection, including
683 deaths [reported case fatality rate 40.6 per cent],
988 recoveries, and
12 currently active cases/infections.

[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; my spreadsheet counts asymptomatic infections. One complication is the reporting of cases as either recoveries or deaths that cannot be confirmed as previously reported newly confirmed cases. - Mod.MPP]

Since the last ProMED-mail update [Wed 2 Aug 2017], there have been a total of:
3 newly confirmed cases
2 newly reported fatalities, and
0 newly reported recoveries.

Information on newly reported cases (4):
Date: 6 Aug 2017 (2 new cases)

1 - A 25-year-old expat female, healthcare worker from Dawmat Aljandal [Al Jawf region] noted to be in stable condition, having been identified as an asymptomatic contact [presumably of the 51-year-old Saudi male in critical condition from Dawmat Aljandal confirmed on 2 Aug 2017 - Mod.MPP]. Classified as a secondary healthcare acquired infection in a healthcare worker.

2 - A 38-year-old Saudi male, non-healthcare worker from Najran [Najran region] reported as a fatal case in an individual with a history of pre-existing co-morbidities (see fatality no.1 below). Classified as a primary case with high risk exposure history still under investigation.

Date: 4 Aug 2017 (1 case)

3 - A 44-year-old expat female, non-healthcare worker from Jeddah [Makkah region] noted to be in a stable condition. Classified as a secondary case in a household contact [presumably of the 57-year-old expat male from Jeddah reported as a confirmed case on 2 Aug 2017 and a fatality on 4 Aug 2017 (see fatality no.2 below) - Mod.MPP].

Information on newly reported fatalities (2 fatalities)
Date: 6 Aug 2017 (1 fatality)

1 - The 38-year-old Saudi male, non-healthcare worker from Najran [Najran region] reported as a newly confirmed case today [6 Aug 2017]. See newly confirmed case no. 2 above.

Date: 4 Aug 2017 (1 fatality)

2 - The 57-year-old expat male from Jeddah [Makkah region] reported as a confirmed case on 2 Aug 2017, at which time he was noted to be in critical condition. At that time, he was classified as a primary case with high risk exposures still under investigation.

Communicated by:

[Since the last MERS update on 2 Aug 2016, there have been 3 newly confirmed cases/infections -- 2 of whom involved contact with previously confirmed cases -- one a household contact in Jeddah (Makkah region, in the central western part of the country) and a healthcare worker in Dawmat Aljandal (Al Jawf region in the north of the country). The 3rd newly confirmed case is from a 3rd region, Najran in the south of the country. Hopefully, the nosocomial transmission will not involve more than one individual in Dawmat Aljandal (Al Jawf region). Maps of Saudi Arabia showing the locations of all cases mentioned above can be found at the source URLs.

The total number of laboratory confirmed cases reported by Saudi Arabia is now at 1683, including 683 deaths.

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

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