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First Case Of Deadly Middle East Virus Emerges In U.S.

The first confirmed case of a deadly virus from the Middle East has surfaced in the United States, brought here from Saudi Arabia by an unnamed health-care provider who is hospitalized in Indiana for treatment of the respiratory ailment, health officials reported Friday. The unnamed person, who had been providing health care in a Riyadh facility and probably picked up the virus there, is in stable condition but requires oxygen to help with the symptoms of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, a virulent and relatively new condition first reported in...

Mysterious new MERS virus spreads easily, deadlier than SARS

LONDON –  A mysterious new respiratory virus that originated in the Middle East spreads easily between people and appears more deadly than SARS, doctors reported Wednesday after investigating the biggest outbreak in Saudi Arabia.