Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Another Cluster of MERS cases in Saudi Arabia

In the past several days, the Ministry of Health in Saudi Arabia has announced two new cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), both from the city of Dammam in eastern Saudi Arabia. One is a 69 year-old male and the other is a 52 year-old female. Neither are health care workers and both are hospitalized.  The relationship between these two cases is not reported, however, these case could signal another local MERS outbreak in Saudi Arabia.

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