Via his blog Random Analytics, Shane Granger has published a superb infographic plus an equally informative post: MERS-CoV in the Middle East (to 3 Jun 2014). Excerpt:
***** Please note that this infographic of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) was updated with public source information to 1800 4 June 2014 EST *****
I was always planning on updating my MERS-CoV infographic at the end of May but the own-goal by the Saudi Ministry of Health, having suppressed the details of at least 113-cases and 92-deaths and the sacking of the deputy Health Minister Professor Ziad A. Memish made this update an absolute necessity.
The MERS-CoV in the Middle East infographic displays cases and deaths according to each reporting country (rather than onset country which has become confused over the course of the disease). The primary data source is the latest ECDC update and the most recent figures released by the Saudi Arabian MoH (to 3 June 2014).
Shane has some very kind words about my Tyee article today, but begs to differ on whether the Saudis are spinning the data or "juking the stats." Now I know a new expression. And I love "own goal" as a description of the Saudis' announcement.