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
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.