Wednesday, 16 April 2014

MERS-CoV case accumulation chart continues to ascend steeply...

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I updated this chart just 3 days ago and we've seen around 2-dozen cases reported since then. Crazy.

I do wonder what's happening when I have to adjust the axis scale twice in a week. A case in Yemen (whihc may or may not be locally acquired) and earlier this evening 2 cases exported from the Arabian peninsula. Large clusters have swelled the case numbers numbers too but I wonder about seeing (a) so many transmission events from single cases and (b) seeing such a range of disease as a great example of the spectrum of clicnial impact due to 1 virus on a diverse background of age, sex and underlying disease.