On his VDU's blog, Dr. Ian Mackay posts An update on the April outbreak of MERS-CoV. It is detailed, chart-rich, and highly recommended. Excerpt:
Healthcare worker (HCW) numbers have risen sharply (see below) during the April outbreak to a total of 84 detections, 7% of whom have died.
Deaths (left) among HCWs now represent 1.6% of all MERS-CoV positive deaths. This jump in HCW detections has been fuelled by the Jeddah outbreak but also by the parallel HCW cluster among paramedics in the UAE; two as yet completely unexplained events.
As ever I must note that the data are full of holes.
In particular, the past 140 or so detections, despite being announced through a Ministry, lack sex, date of illness, date of hospitalisation or precise dates of detection if they were not ill (of which there have been a number of late).