Friday, May 19, 2017

Saudi MOH Reports 2 New MERS Cases




















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With the start to the holy month of Ramadan (this year, May 26th-June 25th) now just a week away - and tens of thousands of religious pilgrims expected to arrive from all over the world - any uptick in the number of MERS cases understandably has our attention.
During the first four months of the year  only 63 cases were reported globally (59 in KSA), making this the slowest start since 2013.
This month, however, we're already up to 13 cases, with 8 of those in the past week.  A small, but noticeable increase.

Today's report cites two primary cases, one with recent camel contact - and two recent recoveries.




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