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MERS warnings heighten before hajj

Jun 17, 2014, 5:56 PM EDT
A Saudi man walks towards the King Fahad hospital in the city of Hofuf, 370 kms East of the Saudi capital Riyadh, on June 16, 2013.
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The Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome has already killed hundreds in the Middle East, particularly Saudi Arabia. The World Health Organization has issued warnings about MERS with the pending hajj pilgrimages to Saudi Arabia. Two cases of MERS have been identified in the U.S.

Background:

Spread of MERS slowing but Ramadan and hajj pose dangers [Haaretz]

Neither of Two Treated in U.S. for MERS Infected Family or Health Workers [Wall Street Journal]

Warning to the Pilgrims by WHO about the Mideast Virus [News on Wellness]

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