Sunday, May 5, 2013

Saudis coronavirus cases grows by 3; 13 cases, 7 deaths in health-care cluster

Helen Branswell / The Canadian Press
May 5, 2013 

The coronavirus outbreak in eastern Saudi Arabia has gotten bigger.
The country's deputy health minister says an additional three infections have been confirmed, bringing the cluster to 13 cases.
Of those cases, seven have died.
Dr. Ziad Memish confirmed the three additional cases in an email to The Canadian Press and says the cases are linked through a connection to health care, but does not elaborate on what that link is.
Experts have been on the lookout for infections spreading in hospitals because health-care facilities played a key role in the SARS outbreak.


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