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    Posted: December 07 2016 at 9:20am
3 new MERS cases reported in Saudi Arabia

The Saudi Arabian Ministry of Health (MOH) reported three new MERS-CoV cases today, and announced the death of a former patient. All three new patients are listed as having primary exposure to the virus, which means it is unlikely they contracted the disease from another person.

The new patients are all Saudi men: a 58-year-old from Afif, a 78-year-old from Riyadh, and a 24-year-old from Al Hofuf. All patients presented with symptoms of MERS-CoV (Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus) and remain in stable condition. There have been other recent cases announced in these cities, but no suggestion yet of a cluster of infections.

The MOH also said that a 62-year-old Saudi man from Sakaka whose case was reported earlier has died.

The new cases raises Saudi Arabia's total from the disease to 1,501 since the first human infections were detected in 2012. So far 621 people have died from MERS. Seventeen people are still being treated for their recently announced illnesses.

http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2016/12/news-scan-dec-06-2016

Comment: It's calving time in the KSA and young camels shed more virus than mature animals so this might explain the up tick in cases.
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