Sunday, May 5, 2013

Saudi coronavirus cluster grows by 3

By Helen Branswell

The new cases bring the cluster to 13 infections, with seven deaths. Globally there have been 30 infections with the new virus, 18 of them fatal.
The first known case in the Saudi health-care cluster got sick on April 14. The most recent person to become ill started to have symptoms on May 1.
The incubation period of the disease — the time it takes for an exposed person to develop symptoms — is not completely clear. But there is certainly enough time between these cases for several generations of spread to have taken place.
“This is far too wide to be an incubation period,” Osterholm said. “This (event) is much more complicated than that.”
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