Monday 7 July 2014

MERS-CoV in June/July...

Looks like MERS-CoV cases, while few in number, remain well distributed across nearly all of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia still.

With such a remarkably widespread distribution one must ask, where are these cases coming from? In the absence of any noted hospital outbreaks, do we assume that they are all from animal>>human acquisition?

And what is it about Ha'il, Jizan and Qasim provinces that are protecting them during this period?

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus activity in June and July in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The pale orange regions have had cases noted, Only Ha'il, Jizan and Qasim provinces have not yielded any MERS-CoV detections.
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