|Nine cases of MERS have been confirmed in Qatar|
This makes nine cases in the gulf country to date. Six of the previous victims are Qatari citizens, including three victims who died. Three are expatriates, as is the most recent victim.
The MERS virus was confirmed at the Helmud Medical Corporation laboratory. He is currently in intensive care and it is not known if he had prior contact with another MERS case. His contacts have been tested for the virus and preliminary results have been negative.
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