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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...

MERS virus: a “threat to the entire world”, says World Health Organization

The new Sars-like respiratory illness which has killed half of the people who have been infected with it is a “threat to the entire world”, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned.