Saudi Arabia Announces New MERS Deaths; WHO Advises Those At Risk Avoid Camels

Media outlets report on the latest news surrounding the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS).

Agence France-Presse: Saudi announces 3 new MERS deaths, toll hits 105
“Saudi health authorities announced Tuesday three new deaths from the MERS coronavirus, as a group of experts met to discuss means of preventing the spread of the disease…” (4/29).

Reuters: Saudi camel tradition may hinder control of new disease
“…Last week the World Health Organization (WHO) advised people most at risk of severe disease to avoid contact with camels and take precautions when visiting places where the animals are present, and to avoid drinking raw milk…” (McDowall, 4/30).

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