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MERS-CoV Summary & Update
World Health Organization (WHO)

June 2013: Since April 2012, there have been 64 laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with MERS-CoV and 72% have been male. 38% of the confirmed cases have died.

Affected countries include Jordan, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Qatar. Additional cases have been found in  France, Germany, the United Kingdom and Italy, all of which have had a direct or indirect link to the Middle East. 

Although the exact timing and nature of exposures is unknown, in cases where exposure is known or suspected, the incubation period for laboratory confirmed cases has generally been less than one week. In some cases, the incubation may exceed one week but is less than two weeks.

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