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Wednesday, May 29, 2013
#Coronavirus - Saudis investigating possible second hospital outbreak of MERS cases
By Helen Branswell, The Canadian PressMay 29, 2013 4:40 PM
TORONTO - Authorities in Saudi Arabia are investigating whether there is
a new cluster of MERS coronavirus cases linked to a hospital in the
eastern part of the country, a separate incident from a previously
reported large hospital outbreak there.
A case reported Wednesday and five reported Tuesday may be linked to a
hospital, said the country's deputy minister of health, Dr. Ziad Memish.
He would not reveal the name of the town or the hospital.