Since 2012, a total of 2,090 laboratory-confirmed Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) cases worldwide have been reported.
Representatives from the Ministries of Health and Ministries of Agriculture of affected and at-risk countries have agreed on next steps to accelerate the response to the threat posed by Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV).
Researchers describe the occurrence of an outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) among healthcare workers and characterize at-risk exposures to improve future infection control interventions.
This increases the cases to 1,622, including 695 deaths since 2012.
The infection was reported in a 54-year-old male from Musannah.
As Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) risk-standardized mortality rates are currently unavailable, the author sought to develop a method to estimate the risk-standardized mortality rates using MERS-CoV three and 30 day mortality measures.
Since August 24, six new cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) have been announced, five from Domat Al Jandal.
Eight of the cases were acquired from a health facility, 12 cases from direct contact with camels, and three cases are still under investigation.
The new cases raise the country’s MERS-CoV total to 1,693 cases, 686 fatal.
Saudi Arabia has reported five MERS-CoV cases, one of them fatal.