- 56-year old male
- Contact of a previous case.
So, as the Oman case showed, transmission from a previous case can lead to mild illness. The Qatari case before that showed that a contact can be asymptomatic. This latest fatality highlights that under the right pre-existing disease conditions, even a 2nd "passage" of virus from a human to another human, can lead result in death.
It's a very much about the health of the human host who acquires the virus, as we've seen all along with MERS and also among cases of influenza A(H7N9) virus infection.
The latest WHO update also notes that...