MERS-COV (57): SAUDI ARABIA (HAIL, AL JAWF)

Posted on 04TH SEP 2017
tagged MERS-CoV, Saudi Arabia

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Date: Sat 2 Sep 2017
Source: Saudi MOH 30 Aug 2017 - 2 Sep 2017 [edited]
http://www.moh.gov.sa/en/CCC/PressReleases/Pages/default.aspx?PageIndex=1

As of [Sat 2 Sep 2017], there have been a total of:
1712 laboratory-confirmed cases of MERS-CoV infection, including
690 deaths [reported case fatality rate 40.3 percent],
1001 recoveries, and
21 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 [Tue 29 Aug 2017], there have been a total of:
4 newly confirmed cases
2 newly reported fatalities, and
4 newly reported recoveries.

Information on newly reported cases (4 cases):
Date: 2 Sep 2017 (1 case)
http://www.moh.gov.sa/en/CCC/PressReleases/Pages/statistics-2017-09-02-0...

1 - A 57-year-old Saudi male, non-healthcare worker from Hail [Hail region] noted to be in critical condition. Classified as a primary case with a history of indirect contact with camels in the 14 days preceding onset of illness.

Date: 1 Sep 2017 (1 case)
http://www.moh.gov.sa/en/CCC/PressReleases/Pages/statistics-2017-09-01-0...

2 - A 21-year-old Saudi female, non-healthcare worker from Dawmat Aljandal [Al Jawf region] noted to be in stable condition, having been identified as an asymptomatic contact of a previously confirmed case. Classified as a secondary case in a household contact.

Date: 30 Aug 2017 (2 cases)
http://www.moh.gov.sa/en/CCC/PressReleases/Pages/statistics-2017-08-30-0...

3 - A 22-year-old Saudi female, non-healthcare worker from Dawmat Aljandal [Al Jawf region] noted to be in stable condition, having been identified as an asymptomatic contact of a previously confirmed case. Classified as a secondary case in a household contact.

4- An 18-year-old Saudi female, non-healthcare worker from Dawmat Aljandal [Al Jawf region] noted to be in stable condition, having been identified as an asymptomatic contact of a previously confirmed case. Classified as a secondary case in a household contact.

Information on newly reported fatality (2 fatalities)
Date: 1 Sep 2017
http://www.moh.gov.sa/en/CCC/PressReleases/Pages/statistics-2017-09-01-0...

1 - A 36-year-old Saudi male, non-healthcare worker from Buraidah [Al Qaṣīm region] with no history of co-morbidities [reported as a newly confirmed case on [27 Jul 2017] noted to be in critical condition. Classified as a primary case with a history of direct contact with camels in the 14 days preceding onset of illness. - Mod.MPP]

Date: 31 Aug 2017
http://www.moh.gov.sa/en/CCC/PressReleases/Pages/statistics-2017-08-31-0...

2 - A 69-year-old expat male, non-healthcare worker from Jeddah [Makkah region] with a history of pre-existing co-morbidities [reported as a newly confirmed case on [Wed 16 Aug 2017] at which time he was noted to be in critical condition. Classification still under review at the time of initial report. - Mod.MPP]

Information on newly reported recoveries (4 recoveries)
Date: 1 Sep 2017 (2 recoveries)
http://www.moh.gov.sa/en/CCC/PressReleases/Pages/statistics-2017-09-01-0...

1 - A 10-year-old Saudi female, non-healthcare worker from Dawmat Aljandal [Al Jawd region] with no history of co-morbidities. [reported as a newly confirmed case on [Sun 26 Aug 2017] at which time she was noted to be in stable condition, having been identified as an asymptomatic contact of a previously confirmed case. Classified as a secondary case in a household contact. - Mod.MPP]

2 - A 50-year-old Saudi male, non-healthcare worker from Dawmat Aljandal [Al Jawd region] with a history of pre-existing co-morbidities. [reported as a newly confirmed case on [Sun 26 Aug 2017] at which time he was noted to be in stable condition. Classified as a secondary infection in a household contact. - Mod.MPP]

Date: 31 Aug 2017 (2 recoveries)
http://www.moh.gov.sa/en/CCC/PressReleases/Pages/statistics-2017-08-31-0...

3 - A 30-year-old Saudi female, non-healthcare worker from Dammam [Ash Sharqīyah region] with a history of pre-existing co-morbidities. [reported as a newly confirmed case on [Sun 25 Jun 2017] at which time she was noted to be in critical condition. Classified as a primary case with a history of indirect contact with camels in the 14 days preceding onset of symptoms. - Mod.MPP]

4 - A 46-year-old Saudi male, non-healthcare worker from Hail [Hail region] with a history of pre-existing co-morbidities. [reported as a newly confirmed case on [Thu 24 Aug 2017] at which time he was noted to be in critical condition. Classification was still under review at the time of initial confirmation report. - Mod.MPP]

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[In the past 4 days since the last update [Tue 29 Aug 2017] there have been 4 newly confirmed cases - 3 of whom were asymptomatic secondary household contacts of a previously confirmed case in Dawmat Aljandal (Al Jawf region), and the 4th, a primary case in Hail (Hail region) with a history of indirect contact with camels. Since [Sun 26 Aug 2017] there have been 6 laboratory confirmed cases of MERS-CoV infection in household contacts of a previously confirmed case in Dawmat Aljandal (Al Jawf region), perhaps related to the "primary" case reported on [Thu 24 Aug 2017], presumably not related to the earlier healthcare associated outbreak in the same town earlier in August, but specific details on these cases have not been available.

In the month of August 2017, there were a total of 33 laboratory confirmed cases of MERS-CoV infection, 8 fatalities and 11 recoveries reported by the Saudi MOH. 20 of the 33 newly confirmed cases were from Dawmat Aljandal (Al Jawf region), of whom 13 were asymptomatic contacts (6 of whom were household contacts and 7 were healthcare acquired infections).

The 13 additional cases reported outside of Dawmat Aljandal involved individuals from Makkah region (Jeddah, 4 cases, one of whom was a household contact), Riyadh region (Aldelem one case, Alaflaj one case), Hail region (Hail 2 cases), Al Madinah region (Al Ula one case, Madinah one case), Najran region (Najran one case), `Asīr region (Khamis Mushayet one case) and Al Bāhah region (Beljershi Albaha one case).

Maps of Saudi Arabia showing the locations of the cases, fatalities and recoveries reported in this 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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