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Additional MERS Cases Detected In Middle East, Asia

News outlets report on additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) detected in the Middle East and Asia.

Agence France-Presse: Saudi reports new MERS death, infections in Jeddah
“A Saudi man has died of MERS in the western city of Jeddah, where authorities have sought to calm fears over the spreading respiratory illness, the health ministry said Wednesday. The ministry said five more people were infected with the Middle East respiratory syndrome, including two medics, all in Jeddah…” (4/16).

Associated Press: Malaysia reports first Asian death from MERS virus
“A Malaysian man who went on a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia has become the first death in Asia from Middle East respiratory syndrome, while the Philippines has isolated a health worker who tested positive for the deadly coronavirus…” (4/16).

Associated Press: Filipino positive for MERS virus home from UAE
“A Filipino health worker who tested positive for the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus has arrived home from the United Arab Emirates, Philippine officials said Wednesday. It’s the first known case of the deadly virus in the country…” (4/16).

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