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The global MERS-CoV map as of 18-11-2013.
Kuwait is currently depicted as having imported,
rather than locally transmitted or acquired cases.
The 2 latest cases, with lots of relevant WHO details are from Kuwait but are reportedly not contacts.
- FT#158. 47-year old male, ill on 30-Oct, hospitalized 7-Nov. He is critically ill. Travel outside of Kuwait, within a time-frame that might suggest MERS-CoV acquisition, has not been noted so far so I am marking this in red on the map to indicate a local acquisition for now.
- FT#159. 52-year old male, ill on 7-Nov, hospitalized 10-Nov. He recently travelled overseas and there is possible exposure to camels (WHO tweet without specific detail, 16-Nov). Also critically ill.
One of the #MERS cases in #Kuwait has had a history of frequent travels to Saudi Arabia and a history of contact with camels
— WHO (@WHO) November 16, 2013
My tally lists another case, that of the case imported into Spain (61-year old female). However, that case has not yet been confirmed to WHO standards which may require a change to the map if the case, like the 2 from Italy in September, are classified as "probable" rather than confirmed cases.
.@MackayIM Spanish #MERS case is not yet confirmed to @WHO standards.Thus the proportion of fatal cases stands at 42%.
— Gregory Härtl (@HaertlG) November 18, 2013