Sunday, November 10, 2013

Oman says first MERS coronavirus sufferer dies in hospital

Nov 10 (Reuters) - Oman's first MERS coronavirus patient died in hospital on Sunday from lung failure, state news agency ONA said.
 ONA quoted the Health Ministry as saying the 68-year-old man, who was admitted to hospital last month in the oasis town of Nizwa, southwest of Muscat, had been suffering from diabetes and high blood pressure, among other complaints. The English-language Oman Observer said last month the man had contracted the virus after contact with someone from outside the country.

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