On his VDU's blog, Dr. Ian Mackay posts on Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus cases amongst healthcare workers [UPDATED]. Click through for the full post and the charts he discusses. Excerpt:
With a lot of help from FluTrackers, the 2 of us have synced our lists to account for all the healthcare workers (HCWs) for which public data are available, that have been confirmed as MERS-CoV positive.
Some charts then.
We can see that HCWs make up approximately a sixth (15.9%; n=21) of all MERS-CoV cases.
Fatal infections in HCWs account for 2.3% (3/132) of all MERS-CoV cases (including living and deceased cases) and 5.4% of all MERS-CoV deaths worldwide are among HCWs (3/56). This last figure indicates that HCWs are at a relatively reduced risk of death from MERS-CoV infection when compared to other groups that have been infected.