Saudi Arabia
Information received on 20/04/2017 from Dr Mohammed Alblowi, Director General, Diagnostic Veterinary Laboratories, Ministry of Enviroment, Water and Agriculture, Riyadh , Saudi Arabia
Report type Follow-up report No. 5
Date of start of the event 29/12/2015
Date of confirmation of the event 20/01/2016
Report date 20/04/2017
Date submitted to OIE 20/04/2017
Reason for notification Emerging disease
Morbidity 2.36 %
Mortality 0 %
Zoonotic impact No
Causal agent MERS-CoV
Related reports Immediate notification (28/01/2016)
Follow-up report No. 1 (11/04/2016)
Follow-up report No. 2 (16/06/2016)
Follow-up report No. 3 (12/10/2016)
Follow-up report No. 4 (21/03/2017)
Follow-up report No. 5 (20/04/2017)
Follow-up report No. 6 (08/11/2017)
Follow-up report No. 7 (03/12/2018)
Follow-up report No. 8 (04/03/2019)
Follow-up report No. 9 (17/03/2019)
Follow-up report No. 10 (02/04/2019)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Mahail, 'Asir
Date of start of the outbreak 24/03/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (15/04/2017)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Camelidae 3 1 0 0 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Camelidae 3 1 0 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Camelidae 33.33% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Epidemiological comments This outbreak is associated with a human case. All previous outbreaks were resolved.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Screening
  • Disinfection / Disinfestation
  • Traceability
  • Quarantine
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • No other measures
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, Riyadh (National laboratory) Camelidae real-time PCR 02/04/2017 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations