Friday, March 14, 2014

Saudi Man Dies of MERS; Possible Family Cluster

MERS virus (CDC)
This article has been updated
(See Five MERS Cases Reported in Riyadh, 03/14/14)

According to multiple reports, Saudi Health officials have announced another death from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in the Kingdom.

The 19 year old man was from al-Kharj, southeast of Riyadh. The report states that two of his sisters are suspected of having the virus and are hospitalized.

The Saudi Ministry of Health website reports 156 MERS cases in the country with 63 deaths.

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