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MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) - 05/06/2014
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(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) Some 28 percent of those infected with MERS in Saudi Arabia are medical practitioners - most of whom are over 20 - while cases of infected children are extremely limited, according to ministry figures on Wednesday.

The month of April recorded the highest number of infected individuals, with these numbers decreasing dramatically by 80 percent in the following month of May, the acting Health Minister Adel Faqih was quoted as telling local press.

The decrease was attributed by the minister to renewed precautionary measures taken by the ministry across the past five weeks, and the increased awareness amongst residents since the emergence of the deadly disease - a strand of coronavirus.

The situation across holy sites is assuring, he added, and healh procedures are going as planned.

No new infected cases have been reported amongst people gathered for pilgrimage in spite of the density these locations are witnessing particularly during this current point in time, he said.

Over scientific claims that camels are the source of the disease, he said that research conducted by the Saudi ministry have revealed that these claims are true, and that, in fact, the virus can be transmitted to human hosts through interaction with the animal.

According to these figures, some 64 percent of those infected are Saudi nationals and 36 percent are non-Saudi residents - most of whom are employed in the medical field.

Since the emergence of MERS in Saudi Arabia in 2012, some 691 cases have been confirmed, 284 of whom have died as a result.


Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)

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