Saudi Arabia
Information received on 03/12/2018 from Dr Ali Al Doweriej, Director General of Veterinary Health and Monitoring Department, Veterinary Health and Monitoring Department, Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture, RIYADH, Saudi Arabia
Report type Follow-up report No. 7
Date of start of the event 29/12/2015
Date of confirmation of the event 20/01/2016
Report date 03/12/2018
Date submitted to OIE 03/12/2018
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)
Follow-up report No. 11 (25/09/2019)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Taif, Makkah
Date of start of the outbreak 25/09/2018
Outbreak status Resolved (25/10/2018)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Camelidae 82 13 0 0 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Camelidae 82 13 0 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Camelidae 15.85% 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
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Disinfection / Disinfestation
  • Screening
  • 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
Riyadh Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (National laboratory) Camelidae real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 10/10/2018 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations