Wednesday, 4 September 2013

MERS-CoV cases..updated chart highlighting umrah 2013 peak period

Click to enlarge. Data from the date of announcement (Ministry of Heath,
KUNA, WHO or another media source) rather than date of disease onset.
This chart highlights a slight plateau in cases for several weeks starting in early August, and the subsequent rise in cases per week as the region exited the umrah pilgrimage period. 

It does not prove anything of course, but it's of interest that cases picked up again in the week beginning 18th of August (reports started again on the 2oth). There were no cases reported for nearly 3-weeks prior to  that, the last ones being from the 1st of August.

Thanks to David Spalten (@dspalten) for this idea.