• OCTOGENARIAN LATEST MERS VICTIM

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    GENEVA: The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday formally raised the global death toll from the SARS-like virus MERS to 31, after a new fatality in hard-hit Saudi Arabia. In a statement, the United Nations agency said that the victim was an 83-year-old man from the eastern region of Al-Ahsaa, where an outbreak began in a healthcare facility in April. The man fell ill on May 27 and died on May 31, WHO said. “Globally, from September 2012 to date, WHO has been informed of a total of 55 laboratory-confirmed cases of infection with MERS-CoV, including 31 deaths,” it said in a statement.

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