The source of all exported MERS-CoV positive people lies within the Arabian peninsula. Very limited local spread has occurred within 3 non-peninsula countries.
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The Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) made its way to another country yesterday; the United States of America (USA).
via VDU’s blog: MERS in the USA…..
You have to wonder – how long will this stay in drips and drabs or will it break out after an unlucky mutation?
Since September, there were 102 laboratory-confirmed cases of MERS-CoV infections reported to the WHO, including 49 deaths.
The WHO encouraged all Member States to continue surveillance for severe acute respiratory infections, particularly in recent travelers returning from the Middle East. Member States should also review any unusual patterns and consider MERS-CoV infection even with atypical symptoms, such as diarrhea, in immunocompromised patients.
via Eight new cases of MERS-CoV reported in Saudi Arabia | Vaccine News Daily.