Perhaps an indication that MERS-CoV was circulating in pilgrims returning home from umrah.
A recent news article notes that the patient in Qatar was probably infected outside Qatar; probably the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) where he was performing umrah. [We now know this person was only travelling out of Qatar for 6-days - more likely he was incubating before he left Qatar]
My epidemiology list (102 confirmed cases; 48 deaths) that this cases is a KSA acquisition and so won't add to the Qatar numbers. [See post 30/08/13; cases now moved to Qatar tally]