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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Saudi Arabia : Man, 54, dies of MERS in Jubail

Via Arab News :

" A Jubail citizen who had been infected with the coronavirus died two days ago in one of the city’s hospitals, bringing the death toll from the virus to 52. Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is a viral respiratory illness caused by a coronavirus called MERS-CoV. The virus first appeared in Jubail last week when the 121st case in the Kingdom was reported.

The Ministry of Health said in a recent statement that the 54-year-old citizen came from the Riyadh province. He had not traveled outside the Eastern and Riyadh Provinces prior to contracting the virus.

The victim had suffered several chronic diseases and was admitted to the hospital’s primary care. This is the first case to be recorded in Jubail since the outbreak of the virus, a source at the Health Ministry confirmed."

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