By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

The Saudi Arabia Health Ministry reported the first Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection of November in a individual from Riyadh.

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)/Cynthia Goldsmith; Azaibi Tamin

The 58-year-old man had unknown contact with camels and it doesn’t appear it was contracted person-to-person.

Last month, the Kingdom saw 14 MERS-CoV cases.

Globally, from 2012 through 8 October 2019, a total of 2,470 laboratory-confirmed cases of infection with MERS-CoV have been reported to WHO, including 851 associated deaths.