The Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health reported two deaths due to Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), bringing the total number of deaths to 707 since June 2014.
Saudi Arabia has reported three more Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) cases in men from Riyadh, while Oman has reported its second infection of 2017.
Saudi Arabia has reported four new MERS-CoV, three of them involving camel contact.
The epidemic level of MERS-CoV infection was examined in Saudi Arabia by the Susceptible-Infectious-Recovered model using a Bayesian approach for estimation of time dependent reproduction number across a two-year interval.
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.