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WHO Reports New MERS Cases In Saudi Arabia, UAE

News outlets report on new Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) cases identified in Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates.

Reuters: Six new cases of MERS virus hit Saudi Arabia, UAE
“Another five people in Saudi Arabia and one in the United Arab Emirates have become infected with the potentially deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday…” (Kelland, 12/31).

RTT News: One More Case Of MERS Infection Reported In UAE: WHO
“The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) revealed Friday that it has been notified of another laboratory-confirmed case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)…” (1/3).

Global Dispatch: Dubai health care worker is 177th MERS coronavirus case reported to the WHO
“On Tuesday, the World Health Organization (WHO) was informed of a new laboratory confirmed case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in United Arab Emirates, according to a Disease Outbreak News release Jan. 3…” (1/3).

WHO: Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) — update
“…Globally, from September 2012 to date, WHO has been informed of a total of 177 laboratory-confirmed cases of infection with MERS-CoV, including 74 deaths…” (1/3).