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WHO calls Middle Eastern virus, MERS, ‘threat to the entire world’ as death toll rises to 27

Steve Robson and Sara Malm
Daily Mail [1]
May 29, 2013

Three people have died from a a deadly new SARS-like virus, taking the total death toll to 27.

The unnamed victims were from Saudi Arabia and died in the country’s eastern region, the Saudi health ministry confirmed today.

Yesterday, a 65-year-old man died in France as health officials warned the MERS-CoV virus is now a global threat with 49 confirmed cases worldwide.

Earlier this week, the World Health Organisation warned that the disease, first identified in humans in September, is now their greatest global concern.

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