May 2, 2013
Case information sparseAmong the information the WHO would like to know is whether the new cases are linked in any way. That information that is needed to assess whether the infections were sporadic jumps of the virus from its reservoir in nature or whether the virus passed person to person in some or all of these cases.
"All the cases that have been reported were in the same hospital in Alhasaa. We have not found any cases anywhere else in the eastern region," Dr. Ziad Memish told the paper.