On his VDU's blog, Dr. Ian Mackay looks at the Monday MERS numbers from the perspective of Tuesday in Australia: Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus detections on the downward trend under Acting Health Minister Fakeih. Click through for the full post and a good chart. Excerpt:
Apart from the looming spike in MERS-CoV detection among farmers who have taken to YouTube to kiss their camels in proof of their obviously over-stated role in being a viral source (sigh; that's a post unto itself*), the trend, after accounting for last nights cases is still one of declining case numbers since the change in management at the KSA Ministry of Health.
Some brief thoughts on the very early morning (my time; AEST) case reports from the KSA. There were 8 cases announced which included 2 deaths plus another 3 deaths from previously announced cases. No asymptomatic cases (h/t @HelenBranswell) or healthcare workers and few mentions of comorbid disease were included; all bucking the recent trend.
There were 4 possible hospital-acquired infections listed too, including illness onset from 11-May. Clearly infection prevention and control (ICP) messaging/action is still not succeeding, at least in Riyadh and Al-Madinah.
*I'm being sarcastic.