WHO updates MERS-CoV status

An article from Vaccine News Daily
July 31, 2013
WHO updates MERS-CoV status


July 31, 2013 -- The World Health Organization announced on Monday that it has been informed of an additional case of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus in Saudi Arabia.

The additional laboratory-confirmed case comes from an 83-year-old man from the Assir region in Saudi Arabia. He became ill on July 17 and is currently in the hospital. The WHO noted that a previously laboratory-confirmed case, also from the Assir region, died.

With the most recent death, the toll has now risen to 46 deaths from MERS-CoV with a total of 91 laboratory-confirmed cases.

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