Friday, 12 July 2013

New MERS-CoV Case: UAE

A new case in an 82-year old male (82M), the 3rd in the United Arab Emirates (3.7% of cases). The previous 2 having been diagnosed externally, but seeming to have originated from the UAE.

This brings the MERS-CoV case total worldwide to 82 including 45 deaths; a (PFC of 54.9%. Of those with data, 66% of case are male as are 76% of fatalities. Of those cases with age data available, 49% ≥60-years (ratio of Male:Female 2.3:1).