Via her blog Mens et Manus, Maia Majumder writes: MERS: Impact of comorbidity on mortality. Click through for her full post and excellent tables. Excerpt:
In my last series of posts, it became quickly apparent that MERS cases who have pre-existing conditions (or “comorbidities”, such as diabetes, heart disease, etc.) are more likely to die than those who are otherwise healthy. I wanted to take a closer look at this finding by conducting some risk analyses on the data I have available to me currently. I looked at three different time frames: from March 2012 (when MERS was first documented) to present; before 3/20/2014 (the onset of the current outbreak in the Middle East); and after 3/20/2014.