Via ECDC: Epidemiological update: Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). As always, this is a concise but detailed account. Click through for the full report and many links and graphics. Excerpt:
ECDC notes the decision of Margaret Chan, the Director General of WHO, on 14 May 2014 not to call the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) as the conditions have not been met yet. This decision was based on the advice of the WHO Emergency Committee under the IHR on MERS-CoV. However the committee indicated that, based on current information, “the seriousness of the situation had increased in terms of public health impact, but that there is no evidence of sustained human-to-human transmission.”
Since April 2012 and as of 16 May 2014, 621 cases of MERS-CoV infection have been reported globally, including 188 deaths.
On 11 May 2014 a second imported case of MERS-CoV was confirmed by the United States' Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
On 13 May 2014, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) in the Netherlands reported the first imported case of MERS-CoV in the country. On 15 May 2014 a second case, who travelled with the first case, was reported.
Confirmed cases and deaths by region:
Saudi Arabia: 511 cases/160 deaths
United Arab Emirates: 67 cases/9 deaths
Qatar: 7 cases/4 deaths
Jordan: 9 cases/4 deaths
Oman: 2 cases/2 deaths
Kuwait: 3 cases/1 death
Egypt: 1 case/0 deaths
Yemen: 1 case/1 death
Lebanon: 1 case/0 deaths
UK: 4 cases/3 deaths
Germany: 2 cases/1 death
France: 2 cases/1 death
Italy: 1 case/0 deaths
Greece: 1 case/0 deaths
Netherlands: 2 cases/0 deaths
Tunisia: 3 cases/1 death
Malaysia: 1 case/1 death
Philippines: 1 case/0 deaths
United States of America: 2 cases/0 deaths
Most cases have either occurred in the Middle East or have direct links to a primary case infected in the Middle East. Local secondary transmission following importation was reported from the United Kingdom, France, and Tunisia.