Sustained community spread of SARS2 coronavirus is likely

A Tunisian man has died of SARS2 coronavirus. He had traveled to Saudi Arabia and Qatar. We don’t know where he was infected. However, unless he was infected in a hospital in Al-Ahsa Saudi Arabia, the only currently publicised source of SARS2, the Tunisian visitor was almost certainly infected in a community setting.

A French man was infected by SARS2 while in Dubai in early April. He was also most likely infected in a community setting.

The most likely explanation for the observed data, infection of two tourists in two different countries in the Middle East over a month apart, is sustained spread in a community setting.

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4 responses to “Sustained community spread of SARS2 coronavirus is likely

  1. Was performing Umrah in Qatar and Saudi Arabia

  2. monotreme1000

    Which means community spread. Which means likely many other infections.

  3. John McDonalds

    Henry Umrah is NEVER done in Qatar. Good to get facts straight

  4. Bob

    Makes three now. A man in Italy and his grandson with a cough….
    If we know the number of visitors a month to Europe and the inhabitants of the middle east region we can soon make some calculations.

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