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Saudi man dies in kingdom from MERS coronavirus: Health Ministry

DUBAI (Reuters) - A Saudi man has died of the coronavirus Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), the Saudi Health Ministry said on Saturday, raising to 39 the number of deaths from the SARS-like virus in the kingdom where it first emerged last year. Full story

Six new MERS coronavirus cases reported in UAE, Saudi

GENEVA (Reuters) - Health authorities in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia have reported six new cases of the SARS-like coronavirus, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. Full story

Coronavirus is not global emergency: WHO committee

GENEVA (Reuters) - The Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS) does not constitute a "public health emergency of international concern", the emergency committee of the World Health Organization said on Wednesday, while offering technical advice on travel and other issues. Full story

Concern at undetected cases as WHO holds coronavirus talks

GENEVA (Reuters) - International health experts began urgent talks on the Middle East coronavirus (MERS) on Tuesday amid concerns about larger numbers of milder infections possibly going undetected, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. Full story

Two more die in Saudi Arabia from MERS coronavirus

RIYADH (Reuters) - Two more people have died of the SARS-like coronavirus MERS, Saudi Arabia's Health Ministry said, bringing to 38 the number of deaths from the disease inside the country shortly before Islam's Ramadan fast when many pilgrims visit. Full story

Saudi Arabia says one more dead from MERS coronavirus

RIYADH (Reuters) - One more person has died and two more have fallen ill in Saudi Arabia from the new SARS-like coronavirus, MERS-CoV, the Saudi Health Ministry said on Friday. Full story

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