Via CIDRAP, Lisa Schnirring writes: Saudi Arabia reports fatal MERS case. Excerpt:
Saudi Arabia's health ministry announced yesterday that 60-year-old man has died at a Riyadh hospital from a Middle East respiratory coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection, according to media reports citing an Arabic statement from the government.
Few details were available about the patient, other than that he had a chronic medical condition. The new case expands the global MERS-CoV total to 181 cases and bumps the number of deaths to 78. Saudi Arabia's statement about the new case said the country has now recorded 143 cases, Agence-France Presse (AFP) reported today.
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