Newly affected country: Yemen

  • Published 2014


Since April 2012, 536 laboratory‐confirmed cases of human infection with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS‐CoV) have been reported to WHO, including 145 deaths (Figure 1). To date, the affected countries in the Middle East include Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia (KSA), United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Yemen; in Africa: Egypt and Tunisia; in Europe: France, Germany, Greece, Italy and the United Kingdom; in Asia: Malaysia and Philippines; and in North America: the United States of America (USA). All of the cases recently reported outside the Middle East (Egypt, Greece, Malaysia, the Philippines and the USA) recently travelled from countries inside of the Middle East (KSA or UAE). Overall, 65.6% of cases are male and the median age is 49 years old (range 9 months‐94 years old).

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@inproceedings{2014NewlyAC, title={Newly affected country: Yemen}, author={}, year={2014} }