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Another case of the Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) has appeared in France in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of laboratory confirmed cases worldwide to 56. Health officials are particularly anxious to maintain surveillance of the virus ahead of the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca this October, which is expected to bring over three million travelers from around the world to the Saudi Arabian city.

(image via California Department of Public Health)
n = number of cases for each country, with fatalities included in parentheses  (image via California Department of Public Health)

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