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.
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.
have been on the lookout for infections spreading in hospitals because
health-care facilities played a key role in the SARS outbreak.