Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Where has all the MERS-CoV action been...?

Sorry but no prizes to be awarded here.

...the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is where nearly 90% of all laboratory-confirmed detections of the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) have originated from, as best we can tell. 

This is based on data sourced from the World Health Organization, various Ministries of Health around the world, FluTrackers and the scientific literature. All public data sources. 

While the tally sits around 847 cases and 291 deaths, right now we are experiencing a multi-week lull in new case announcements. Great news for the region and the world, which is dealing with many assaults, biological and otherwise, right now.

Where the wild MERS-CoVs are.
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