WHO Reports 3 Unrelated MERS Outbreaks In Saudi Hospitals, 3 New Cases In UAE, Qatar
CIDRAP News: WHO reports 3 Saudi hospital MERS clusters, new cases in UAE, Qatar
“The World Health Organization (WHO) [Tuesday] provided new details about three unrelated hospital MERS-CoV outbreaks that as of May 29 had infected 12 people, and Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health (MOH) [Wednesday] announced five more cases, including at least four tied to the hospital cluster in Riyadh. … [T]he WHO also noted what appear to be three new cases in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Qatar, all of which involved direct links to camels…” (Schnirring, 6/7).
Reuters: Three Saudi hospitals report MERS outbreaks since April, WHO says
“…The hospitals were in the capital Riyadh, in Bisha city, and in Wadi al-Dawasir in Riyadh province, the same town that reported a MERS hospital outbreak in April, although the WHO did not say if the new outbreak was related to that…” (Miles, 6/7).
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