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One more dead from SARS virus in Saudi

Riyadh, March 15, 2014

Saudi Arabia has reported another death from the new respiratory virus related to Sars, bringing to 63 the deaths in the kingdom at the centre of the outbreak.

The Health Ministry said the latest victim, a 19-year-old, died in the city of Al Kharj, southeast of Riyadh. Two of his sisters are in hospital on suspicion they have been infected with the virus, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication.

If they prove to be positive, it would further raise the number of people infected.

So far, 150 people have been infected in the kingdom since September 2012.

The new virus is related to Sars, or severe acute respiratory syndrome, which killed about 800 people in a global outbreak in 2003.-TradeArabia News Service




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