Posted on 14TH NOV 2017
tagged MERS-CoV, Saudi Arabia

A ProMED-mail post
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International Society for Infectious Diseases

Date: Mon 13 Nov 2017
Source: Saudi MOH 10-13 Nov 2017 [edited]

As of Mon 13 Nov 2017, there have been a total of:
1740 laboratory-confirmed cases of MERS-CoV infection, including
703 deaths [reported case fatality rate 40.4 percent],
1016 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 as they are reported. One complication is the reporting of cases as either recoveries or deaths that cannot be confirmed as previously reported newly confirmed cases. Another complication is delayed reporting of cases - Mod.MPP]

Since the last ProMED-mail update, 10 Nov 2017, there have been a total of:
2 newly confirmed cases,
0 newly reported fatalities, and
0 newly reported recoveries.

Information on newly confirmed cases (2 cases)
Date: 13 Nov 2017

1- A 51-year-old Saudi male, non-healthcare worker from Afeef [Riyadh region] noted to be in stable condition. Classified as a primary case with a history of direct contact with camels in the 14 days preceding onset of illness.

2- A 75-year-old Saudi female, non-healthcare worker from Unaizah [Al Qaṣīm region] noted to be in critical condition. Classified as a primary case with high risk exposure history still under investigation.

Communicated by:

[Cases continue to be reported in Saudi Arabia. In the 1st 13 days of November 2017, there have been 8 newly confirmed cases reported in Saudi Arabia with 6 cases from Riyadh region (1 from Almajmaah, 1 from Afeef and the remainder from Riyadh) and 2 from Al Qaṣīm region (1 from AlBukayriyah and 1 from Unaizah). All 8 cases were classified as primary cases with 3 having a history of direct contact with camels in the 14 days preceding onset of illness, and 5 were still under investigation for high risk exposures.

A map showing the location of these 2 newly confirmed cases in Saudi Arabia can be found at the source URL.

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

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