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Reported MERS Cases Up In Saudi Arabia Ahead Of Haj; Riyadh Hospital Suspends Emergency Services Amid Outbreak

Agence France-Presse: Saudi MERS infections soar ahead of haj pilgrimage
“MERS coronavirus infections have soared in Saudi Arabia ahead of the haj pilgrimage, killing three people and forcing a Riyadh hospital to close its emergency ward, officials and newspapers said Thursday. … The health ministry has said it registered 21 confirmed MERS infections, all but one of them in Riyadh, between August 9 and 15…” (8/20).

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