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Monday, April 14, 2014

Expat dies of MERS in Jeddah; 8 infected

Via Saudi Gazette, excerpt :

A foreigner has died from the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) while eight people including five health workers have been infected in Jeddah, where the spread of the coronavirus among medics has sparked panic.

The death of the 45-year-old man, whose nationality has not been disclosed, brings the nationwide toll in the world’s most-affected country to 68.

The Health Ministry late Saturday announced the death of the man and said five health workers – two women and three men – and three other people had been infected by the virus in Jeddah.

The announcement came days after panic over the spread of the virus among medical staff led to the closure of the emergency room at the city’s main public hospital."

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