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MERS-CoV Claims Four More Lives

The Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) has claimed four more lives, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Oman saw its first laboratory case confirmed, while the other three were from the eastern region of Saudi Arabia. Since September 2012, WHO has been informed of a total of 149 laboratory-confirmed cases of infection with MERS-CoV, including 63 deaths. MERS, which causes fever, coughing and sometimes kidney failure, may have developed from a virus found ...

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