Tuesday, 22 March 2016

SNAPDATE: MERS by the years...

When it comes to Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infections, the years  and the comorbidities - really do take a toll. 

The graph below helps to highlight how the median and average ages of MERS-CoV positive cases and deaths are distinct from the median age of the total Saudi Arabian population - among whom most MERS-CoV infections have been reported. ...although there is the issue of expatriate workers who also get infected - do they contribute to the Kingdom's median age?

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