Via his blog Random Analytics, Shane Granger has a long, fascinating post: MERS by Occupation (to >375). His comments on the first of three charts, dealing with MERS cases by job title or function:
Retired: The largest group. There are 150 retirees (39.5% of known job titles) represented in this chart but only 2 have been confirmed (1.3%). The bulk of the retirees represented in the chart are included if they did not have a job title or function attributed to them AND if their ages are greater than the official retirement age for their home country.
Health Care Workers (HCW): The second largest group. Includes all types of unidentified workers in the Health sector (i.e. Nurses and Doctors).
Nurse: I have been able to identify 23 Nurses and in at least two cases, their speciality (ER & ICU).
Farmer: Includes both Owners (9/75%) and Employees (3/25%). I suspect the higher weighting toward owners is due to the fact that they are all nationals (from KSA, Qatar and the UAE). The three farm employees that have been identified are all resident workers. Just a thought here. Rich owners get to see the doctor while residents might have a range of barriers which reduce their ability to receive primary care services or choose to work through what they might believe is a bad flu.
Pilgrim: Of the 11 Pilgrims I have been able to identify I believe at least 8 were Umrah linked while three were potentially due to the Haj.
Doctor: Six identified, including one surgeon and one ICU specialist.