[I find it more than "interesting" that this article does not speak of the 9 recovered patients that were confirmed..all better now.....]
Elderly woman is 18th MERS-CoV fatality in KSA
From Arab News
Sunday 26 May 2013
RIYADH: The octogenarian woman in Al-Ahsa who had contracted the
SARS-like coronavirus has died, raising the death toll in the Kingdom to
18 and the world total at 23, a Ministry of Health statement said on
"An 81-year-old woman who was suffering from kidney failure
as well as other chronic illnesses has died" in the eastern Al-Ahsa
region after contracting the virus, the statement said.
by the MERS-CoV by the World Health Organization, short for Middle East
Respiratory Virus - corona virus, the new virus is from the same family
as those that cause common colds and the one that caused the deadly
outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) that emerged in
Asia in 2003.
On May 18, the WHO included the 81-year-old woman in
Al-Ahsa as case number 41 in its list of MERS-CoV victims worldwide. It
cited a report of the Saudi MOH saying the woman became ill on April 28,
2013, and was "currently in critical but stable condition."
he 17th fatality was a 63-year-old Syrian man in the central province of
Qassim, the first non-Saudi in the kingdom to catch MERS-CoV.