Thursday, June 6, 2013

CIDRAP: WHO, Saudi reports raise MERS-CoV count #MERS #Coronavirus

Robert Ross, News Editor
Jun 5, 2013 (CIDRAP News) – The World Health Organization (WHO) today reported a MERS-CoV (Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus) case in a 14-year-old Saudi girl, while Saudi Arabia announced another death in a previously reported case.

But the true numbers of MERS-CoV cases and deaths are somewhat unclear, since another case and three other deaths reported by the Saudi MOH in recent days have not yet been mentioned by the WHO.

In other developments, Public Health England (formerly the UK Health Protection Agency) announced yesterday it will hold a conference on MERS-CoV on Jul 9, with UK and international experts presenting their findings on the virus and disease. 


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