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Saudi Experts Raise Alarm Over Mecca’s Preparedness Surrounding MERS

Associated Press: Saudis question Mecca preparedness as MERS spreads
“Officials in Saudi Arabia are raising alarm that the kingdom is not doing enough to prevent Mecca from becoming a route for exporting an often deadly respiratory virus as millions of Muslims from around the world converge on the city to perform pilgrimage at Islam’s holiest site…” (Batrawy, 5/15).

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