The report breaks down the numbers of MERS cases confirmed since April, 2012 by country and mortality:
|MERS regional map|
|MERS cases / deaths by country|
Although the virus can be spread through close contact or in health care facilities, as in a hospital cluster in Al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia, researchers concluded it was not capable of sustained human to human transmission.
|Detail of non-Saudi states|
The report emphasized the need for, "further review and strengthening of tools, such as standardised case definitions and surveillance, and further emphasis on infection control and prevention."
Since April, 2012, the ECDC has reported 186 laboratory confirmed cases of MERS, including 87 deaths.