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BREAKING: 2 new deaths reported in Saudi Arabia from SARS-like virus MERS, raising global death toll to 33, WHO says


The global death toll from the SARS-like virus MERS has risen to 33, after two new fatalities in Saudi Arabia, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.

Spokeswoman Fadela Chaib said the Saudi health ministry had informed the UN agency of three new laboratory-confirmed cases, one of them fatal, and the death of a patient already diagnosed with the disease.

“Globally, from September 2012 to date, WHO has been informed of a total of 58 laboratory-confirmed cases of infection with MERS-CoV, including 33 deaths,” Chaib told reporters.

Read more: http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/world/2013/06/14/WHO-says-MERS-virus-death-toll-hits-33-.html

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