Thanks to Helen Branswell of The Canadian Press for reminding me that she published this long ago on June 4: WHO, experts raise questions about newly revealed Saudi MERS cases. Excerpt:
The World Health Organization and other experts are looking for answers to explain how Saudi Arabia missed or failed to report a substantial number of MERS cases and deaths over the past year.
Several experts praised the kingdom's health ministry for making what must have been a difficult disclosure, revealing on Tuesday that the country had not previously reported an additional 113 cases and 92 deaths caused by the Middle East respiratory syndrome virus.
But they suggested until there is an explanation of how the cases failed to come to light until now, doubts will continue to dog Saudi Arabia's response to the MERS outbreak.
And of course we remain explanation-free almost a week later. The Command and Control Center (love the take-charge, no-nonsense military connotations!) has been cheerily reporting few or no new MERS cases. Clearly the Saudis are hoping that no news is good news and we'll carry on as if there really is nothing to see here, folks.