New MERS Case Numbers Down In Saudi Arabia At Start Of Hajj, Health Official Says

Reuters: Saudi minister says MERS cases are reducing before hajj
“A recent surge in cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), a sometimes deadly virus, in Saudi Arabia has ebbed in the run-up to Islam’s annual hajj pilgrimage, the kingdom’s Health Minister Khaled al-Falih said on Thursday…” (al-Mughrabi, 9/17).