ANOTHER SAUDI MERS DEATH RAISES KINGDOM TOLL TO 67

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JEDDAH: Saudi health authorities announced on Wednesday another death caused by the MERS virus in the capital Riyadh, bringing the nationwide toll to 67. The 57-year-old Saudi national had been suffering from chronic illnesses, the health ministry said. It also reported that another two Saudis had been infected by the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome of MERS—one a 51-year-old and the other a 90-year-old, both of whom are suffering chronic illnesses. The latest figures bring to 179 the number of cases of MERS in Saudi Arabia since the virus first appeared in the kingdom in September 2012. The virus was initially concentrated in the eastern region but has now spread across more areas.

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