Wednesday, 8 May 2013

The crowded virus escapes from Hofuf?

While MERS-CoV (f. HCoV-EMC) cases have been detected in the UK (3-2 fatal), Jordan (2-both fatal), the United Arab Emirates (1, fatal) and Qatar (2) since April 2012, it has been the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (22 cases-13 fatal) that is the current hot zone. 

These cases are from 5 different clusters according to the FluTrackers

The latest news paints a bleak picture. According to the Wall Street Journal, Al Moosa General Hospital is not the only hospital treating patients from the current outbreak. 

Given that human-to-human transmission has been noted for MERS-CoV, this may nor bode well for containment.