Via her Mens et Manus blog, Maia Majumder has a new post with graphics: MERS: Healthcare Workers. Click through to see some excellent charts. Excerpt:
As I stressed while creating the MERS visualization series, case data are incomplete and likely to change. However, I do think it’s fascinating that such a large proportion of cases have been healthcare workers – and that this fact has especially been the case during the current outbreak (3/20/2014 to present).
I’m beginning to wonder how this finding might be related to some other factors I discovered while working on the visualization series. For instance, healthcare workers experience a higher rate of asymptomatic cases, as well as lower rates of comorbidities and fatalities, when compared to the general public.