Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Deadly Coronavirus Spreads Easily in Hospitals: Study #MERS #Coronavirus

June 19, 2013
Excerpt - editing is mine:
The new coronavirus that’s killed almost two-thirds of the people it’s infected, mostly in Saudi Arabia, spreads easily in hospitals, according to the first detailed description of the outbreak since it started in September.
“This is the kind of information that we need to have on a real-time basis,” Osterholm said by phone. “If this information was being held for the purposes of publication, that is unfortunate.”

Globally, MERS-CoV has sickened 64 people and killed 38 since September, 32 of which have been in Saudi Arabia, according to the World Health Organization. The source of the outbreak hasn’t been identified, and infections in other parts of Saudi Arabia since since today’s study was concluded show that transmission is continuing, Osterholm said.

“It’s a dot, and it takes two dots to make a line,” Osterholm said. “If we keep getting more information, more dots, we can talk about a trend.” 

To contact the reporter on this story: Simeon Bennett in Geneva at

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