Donnelly, C., Malik, M., Elkholy, A., et al. (2019). Worldwide Reduction in MERS Cases and Deaths since 2016. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 25(9).
The authors analyzed case-based data on laboratory-confirmed cases of MERS-CoV from 2012 to October 1, 2018. They estimated that 1,465 cases and between 293 and 520 deaths may have been averted since 2016 due to improved understanding of transmission, enhanced surveillance, and implementation of effective infection prevention and control measures in hospitals.