WHO: MERS update

The World Health Organization released an update on MERS cases today. According to this most recent report, a further three cases of MERS have been detected in Saudi Arabia in the last week. Of the three patients, aged 73, 65, and 37 respectively, two had underlying medical conditions, and two have subsequently died, each within two weeks of becoming symptomatic. None of the three cases had prior, documented exposure to animals.

These most recent cases bring the global count up to 160 laboratory-confirmed cases, with 68 deaths.

For the full update, visit the WHO website here.

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