Saudi Arabia Reports 2 Deaths Among 11 Cases Of MERS

News outlets report on the rising number of MERS cases in Saudi Arabia.

Agence France-Presse: MERS fears prompt ER closure at Saudi hospital
“The main public hospital in the Saudi city of Jeddah has closed its emergency room after a rise in cases of the MERS virus among medical staff, the health ministry said Tuesday. A Jeddah paramedic was among two more people Saudi health authorities reported on Sunday had died from the SARS-like disease, bringing the nationwide death toll to 66…” (4/8).

Associated Press: Saudi Arabia reports 2 more deaths from MERS
“Health authorities in Saudi Arabia have reported two more deaths from the MERS virus, from among 11 new recorded cases in the western city of Jeddah…” (4/9).

Reuters: Saudi records 11 cases of MERS virus in Jeddah
“Saudi Arabia said on Wednesday it had recorded 11 cases infected with the potentially deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus in Jeddah, including hospital staff. Two of the patients died, six have recovered, while three are undergoing treatment, the official Saudi Press Agency reported quoting the Jeddah health authority…” (El Dahan, 4/9).