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MERS Shows 16% Mortality Rate in Healthcare Workers

06:25 EDT 4 Oct 2019 | Relias Media

A recently published analysis of reported MERS cases between December 2016 and January 2019 revealed that 26% of 403 cases in the region were healthcare workers. The case fatality rate was a disturbing 16% among healthcare workers, compared to 34% among patients. Only 1.9% of the healthcare workers infected had comorbidities compared to 71% in other MERS cases over the period.

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