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New Cases Of MERS Reported In UAE, Saudi Arabia

News outlets report on the ongoing outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS).

Agence France-Presse: UAE reports 12 new cases of MERS
“Health authorities in the United Arab Emirates have announced 12 new cases of infection by the MERS coronavirus, but insisted the patients would be cured within two weeks…” (4/20).

Agence France-Presse: Two expats die of MERS in Saudi commercial hub
“Two foreigners died of MERS in the Saudi city of Jeddah, the health ministry said Saturday, as fears rise over the spreading respiratory virus in the kingdom’s commercial hub…” (4/19).

Associated Press: Saudi Arabia reports 3 more deaths from MERS virus
“Saudi Arabia’s health ministry says three more patients who contracted a potentially fatal Middle East virus related to SARS have died amid a recent increase in infections…” (4/21).

Reuters: Saudi Arabia announces jump in new cases of deadly MERS virus
“Saudi Arabia confirmed 20 new cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) on Saturday and Sunday, adding up to 49 infections in six days, a sudden increase of a disease that kills about a third of the people infected and has no cure…” (McDowall, 4/20).

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