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Saudi Arabia Working To Stem Surge Of New MERS Cases Ahead Of Hajj Pilgrimage

New York Times: New Surge of MERS Infections Hits Saudi Arabia
“Saudi Arabia is facing a new surge in cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome, a viral disease that has infected more than 1,100 people and killed more than 480 in the kingdom since it appeared in 2012. … The spike in cases was the largest since the peak of the virus’s spread last summer and has raised fears that the virus could threaten the more than two million visitors expected next month for the annual hajj pilgrimage…” (Hubbard, 8/20).