MERS-COV (74): SAUDI ARABIA

Posted on 30TH NOV 2017
tagged MERS-CoV, Saudi Arabia

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Date: 20 Nov 2017
Source: Saudi MOH [edited]
https://www.moh.gov.sa/en/CCC/PressReleases/Pages/default.aspx?PageIndex=1

As of Wed 29 Nov 2017, there have been a total of:
1747 laboratory-confirmed cases of MERS-CoV infection, including
706 deaths [reported case fatality rate 40.4 per cent],
1024 recoveries, and
17 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, through 29 Nov 2017, there have been a total of:
4 newly confirmed cases,
1 newly reported fatality, and
4 newly reported recoveries.

Information on newly confirmed cases (4 cases)
Date: 29 Nov 2017 (1 case)
https://www.moh.gov.sa/en/CCC/PressReleases/Pages/statistics-2017-11-29-...?

1- A 67-year-old Saudi female, non-healthcare worker from Bisha [Asīr region] noted to be in stable condition. Classified as a primary case with high risk exposure history still under investigation.

Date: 28 Nov 2017 (2 cases)
https://www.moh.gov.sa/en/CCC/PressReleases/Pages/statistics-2017-11-28-...?

2- A 15-year-old Saudi male, non-healthcare worker from Riyadh [Riyadh region] noted to be in critical condition. Classified as a primary case with high risk exposure history still under investigation.

3- A 13-year-old Saudi male, non-healthcare worker from Riyadh [Riyadh region] noted to be in stable condition. Classified as a secondary case in a household contact [presumably of the 15-year old mentioned in case no. 2 above. - Mod.MPP]

Date: 24 Nov 2017 (1 case)
https://www.moh.gov.sa/en/CCC/PressReleases/Pages/statistics-2017-11-24-...?

4- A 64-year-old Saudi female, non-healthcare worker from Buraidah [Al Qaṣīm regioin] noted to be in critical condition. Classified as a primary case with high risk exposure history still under investigation [reported as a fatality on the same day of report as a newly confirmed case of MERS-CoV disease. - Mod.MPP]

Information on newly reported fatality (1 fatality)
Date: 24 Nov 2017 (1 fatality)
https://www.moh.gov.sa/en/CCC/PressReleases/Pages/statistics-2017-11-24-...?

- A 64-year-old Saudi female, non-healthcare worker from Buraidah [Al Qaṣīm region] with a history of pre-existing co-morbidities [reported as a newly confirmed case on 24 Nov 2017; see newly confirmed case no. 4 above for details. - Mod.MPP]

Information on newly confirmed recoveries (4 recoveries)
Date: 26 Nov 2017 (1 recovery)
https://www.moh.gov.sa/en/CCC/PressReleases/Pages/statistics-2017-11-26-...?

1- A 76-year-old Saudi female non-healthcare worker from Taif [Makkah region] with a history of pre-existing co-morbidities [reported as a newly confirmed case on 30 Oct 2017 at which time she was noted to be in stable condition. Classified as a primary case with a history of indirect contact with camels in the 14 days preceding onset of illness. - Mod.MPP]

Date: 24 Nov 2017 (2 recoveries)
https://www.moh.gov.sa/en/CCC/PressReleases/Pages/statistics-2017-11-24-...?

2- A 42-year-old Saudi female, non-healthcare worker from Riyadh [Riyadh region] with no co-morbidities [reported as a newly confirmed case on 2 Nov 2017, at which time she was noted to be in stable condition. Classified as a primary case with high risk exposure history still under investigation. - Mod.MPP]

3- A 51-year-old Saudi male, non-healthcare worker from Riyadh [presumably, this is the case confirmed from Afeef Riyadh region], with history of pre-existing co-morbidities [reported as a newly confirmed case from Afeef, Riaydh region on 13 Nov 2017 at which time he was 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. - Mod.MPP]

Date: 21 Nov 2017 (1 recovery)
https://www.moh.gov.sa/en/CCC/PressReleases/Pages/statistics-2017-11-21-...?

4- A 64-year-old Saudi male, non-healthcare worker from Riyadh [Riyadh region] with a history of pre-existing co-morbidities [reported as a newly confirmed case on 5 Nov 2017 at which time he was noted to be in stable condition. Classified as a primary case with high risk exposure history still under investigation. - Mod.MPP]

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[In the 9 days since the last update, there have been 4 newly confirmed cases of MERS-CoV infection in Saudi Arabia. The 4 cases come from 3 different regions (Al Qasim, Riyadh and Asir); 3 were classified as primary cases, although all 3 primary cases were still under investigation for possible high-risk exposure histories. One of the cases is a household contact. This case is a 13-year-old male, presumably from the same household as the 15-year-old male reported on the same day. While it is unusual to have non-adult cases reported, there have been 26 previously reported cases less than 20 years of age, with the youngest reported case in a 9-month-old infant.

Maps of Saudi Arabia showing the locations of the cases discussed in the above post can be found at the source URLs. The HealthMap/ProMED map of Saudi Arabia can be found at: http://healthmap.org/promed/p/131. - Mod.MPP

HealthMap/ProMED-mail maps:
Asir Province, Saudi Arabia: http://healthmap.org/promed/p/2984
Riyadh Province, Saudi Arabia: http://healthmap.org/promed/p/5767
Al Qassim Province, Saudi Arabia: http://healthmap.org/promed/p/8886]

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