Mike Coston at Avian Flu Diary has an important post this morning: Second Indonesian Pilgrim Positive For MERS In Jeddah.
Today the Jakarta Post is reporting that two Indonesians on Umrah in Saudi Arabia have contracted the virus, and one has died. The survivor is isolated in King Fahd hospital in Jeddah. The fact that they fell ill before returning home was more a matter of luck than of design.
Judging from their sudden presence on the #MERS hashtag, the Indonesians are taking the disease very seriously. Cases like these could discourage pilgrims from both the Umrah and the Hajj, with economic and political consequences for the Saudis.