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Saudi reports 11 new cases of Mers virus

Saudi Arabia said on Wednesday it had discovered 11 more cases of the potentially deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers), including what appeared to be the first case in the holy city of Makkah. A health ministry statement

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Jump in new cases of deadly Mers virus in Saudi

Saudi Arabia has confirmed seven new cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers), adding up to 36 infections in five days, a sudden increase of a disease that kills about a third of the people infected and has no cure. Mers,

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11 new cases of MERS in Jeddah; 2 dead

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 th

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Man dies of Sars-like virus in UAE

The UAE has reported that the new respiratory virus related to Sars has claimed the life of an UAE resident, while another one is critically ill, said a report. The Emirati authorities had notified the World Health Organisation (W

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SARS virus claims one more victim in Saudi

Saudi Arabia says a man has died from a new respiratory virus related to severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars), bringing to 62 the number of deaths in the kingdom at the centre of the outbreak. The Health Ministry said the late

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Saudi confirms 6 new cases of SARS-like virus

Saudi Arabia has notified the World Health Organisation (WHO) of six new laboratory-confirmed cases with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), said a report. The six new patients are from Riyadh region in the ag

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One more dead from MERS virus in Saudi

Saudi Arabia said another person had died of the Sars-like coronavirus MERS thus taking the number of fatal cases in the kingdom at the centre of the outbreak to 43. The Saudi Health Ministry said the man who died yesterday was al

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Support high for travel screening to stem MERS spread

Little is known about a Sars-like virus that has infected people in the Middle East, North Africa and Europe, but there is strong support around the globe for screening travellers to prevent the spread of the disease, according to a new poll.

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WHO sets up emergency panel on Sars-like virus

The World Health Organization is forming an emergency committee of international experts to prepare for a possible worsening of the Middle East coronavirus (MERS), which has killed 40 people, WHO flu expert Keiji Fukuda said. Fuku

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Saudi restricts Makkah visits during Haj

Saudi Arabia has reduced the number of applications to visit Makkah during the Haj season amid major expansion work taking place at Makkah and fears of the spread of the deadly coronavirus, said a report. The unprecedented move ai

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