Rapid Risk Assessment: Severe respiratory disease associated with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) - 14th update, 24 February 2015
Since April 2012 and as of 20 February 2015, 1 042 cases (including 419 deaths) of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) have been reported by local health authorities worldwide.
The incidence of MERS-CoV cases has been on an increase in Saudi Arabia since December 2014. This increase parallels the increase observed in early 2014 and may be indicative of the start of a seasonal pattern. Most of the increase in the recent weeks affects Riyadh, and one third of the recent cases may have a nosocomial origin.
The source of MERS-CoV infection and the mode of transmission have still not been confirmed.
Although importation of MERS-CoV cases to the EU remains possible, the risk of sustained human-to-human transmission in Europe remains very low.
Rapid risk assessment: Severe respiratory disease associated with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), 22nd update
29 Aug 2018 - This update of ECDC’s risk assessment on MERS-CoV was triggered by the detection of a case imported into the EU/EEA from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). In this update, we reassess the risk for EU/EEA residents.
Rapid Risk Assessment: Public health risks related to communicable diseases during the Hajj 2017, Saudi Arabia, 30 August – 4 September 2017
10 Aug 2017 - This document assesses the potential risk of outbreaks and transmission of communicable diseases during the Hajj taking place between 30 August and 4 September 2017.
Severe respiratory disease associated with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus - 21st update, 21 October 2015
21 Oct 2015 - This 21st update of ECDC’s risk assessment on MERS-CoV has been triggered by an increase in MERS cases acquired through nosocomial transmission in Amman, Jordan.