Severe Respiratory Illness Associated with MERS-CoV CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
CDC continues to work on better understanding the public health
risks posed by MERS-CoV.
The continued reporting of new cases indicates that there is an
ongoing risk for transmission to humans in the area of the
Arabian Peninsula. New reports of cases outside the region raise
concerns about importation to other geographic areas.
To date, a total of 55 confirmed cases have been reported with
onsets occurring between April 2012 through May 29, 2013.
Reported cases were directly or indirectly linked to one of four
countries: Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan, and the United Arab