Updated Rapid Risk Assessment: Severe Respiratory Disease Associated with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), Eleventh Update   [open pdf - 2MB]

"Since the last ECDC [European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control] rapid risk assessment, published on 31 May 2014, the number of incident cases has been steadily declining and from 10 July to 20 August 2014, only two cases of MERS-CoV [Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus] were reported. The cases currently occurring seem to be sporadic. While the virus continues to circulate in the affected region at a lower frequency, uncertainties in the reservoir of the virus and possible community transmission remain. Following detection of imported cases in Europe, transmission chains have been very limited and appropriate infection control and contact tracing methods appear to be effective in limiting further transmission in a European setting. Extensive contact tracing efforts for flights on which probable or confirmed cases have travelled have so far not shown evidence of transmission to other passengers. Therefore the current risk of human infections and sustainable human-to-human transmission in Europe remains low."

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