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Number Of MERS Cases, Deaths Rise In Saudi Arabia, Jordan

New outlets continue their coverage of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) outbreak in Jordan and Saudi Arabia.

Agence France-Presse: Jordan reports new MERS death
“A man has died in Jordan after being infected with the MERS virus, the government said Monday, on the eve of a World Health Organization emergency meeting on the disease…” (5/12).

Agence France-Presse: Three new MERS deaths in Saudi Arabia
“Three more people have died from the MERS coronavirus in Saudi Arabia, the health ministry said Sunday, taking the number of fatalities from the disease in the kingdom to 142…” (5/11).

Reuters: Saudi Arabia finds another 32 MERS cases as disease spreads
“Saudi Arabia said on Thursday it had identified 32 new cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), pushing the total number of infections in the country so far to 463…” (McDowall, 5/11).

Reuters: Saudi Arabia warns of MERS risk from camels as cases rise
“Saudi Arabia said people handling camels should wear masks and gloves to prevent spreading Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), issuing such a warning for the first time as cases of the potentially fatal virus neared 500 in the kingdom…” (Westall, 5/11).