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WHO Reports 10 Deaths Among 32 New MERS Cases In Saudi Arabia Over Past 3 Months

CIDRAP News: New Saudi MERS illness as WHO profiles recent cases
“Saudi Arabia [Wednesday] confirmed one more MERS-CoV case, in a man who is a household contact of an earlier reported patient, and the World Health Organization (WHO) posted an update on 32 Saudi cases over the summer, of which 12 were part of illness clusters…” (Schnirring, 10/3).

Reuters: Ten die of MERS in Saudi Arabia among 32 cases in last three months: WHO
“…The latest cases, recorded between June 1 and September 16, bring the global total of laboratory-confirmed MERS cases to 2,254, with 800 deaths, the United Nations agency said in a ‘disease outbreak’ statement on its website…” (Kelland, 10/3).

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