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    Posted: June 24 2016 at 6:28am
New MERS case and death reported in Saudi Arabia

The Saudi Ministry of Health (MOH) reported a new MERS-CoV case today, bringing the country's total to 1,400, as well as a death in a previously reported MERS patient.

A 55-year-old Bangladeshi man living in Jeddah tested positive for MERS-CoV (Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus). He had primary exposure to the virus, the MOH said, adding that he's currently in stable condition.

The agency also noted that a patient in Najran died from MERS-CoV. The 82-year-old Saudi man had primary exposure to the virus and co-morbidities.

MERS-CoV was first detected in Saudi Arabia in 2012. To date the MOH reports 1,400 confirmed cases, 28 asymptomatic cases, and 595 deaths from the virus.
Jun 23 MOH update

http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2016/06/news-scan-jun-23-2016
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