Tuesday, July 30, 2013

WHO notes new MERS case and another death in Saudi Arabia

CIDRAP:  News Scan for Jul 29, 2013

The World Health Organization (WHO) has recognized the latest MERS-CoV (Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus) case and another death from the infection, both in Saudi Arabia, raising the agency's MERS count to 91 cases and 46 deaths.
The illness is in an 83-year-old man from the southwestern region of Assir who fell ill on Jul 17 and is hospitalized, the WHO said in a statement e-mailed to journalists. Also, a patient whose case was announced previously, also from Assir, has died. No other details about the deceased patient were given.


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