Friday, April 18, 2014
The Associated Press
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabia says one more man has died from a new respiratory virus related to SARS, bringing to 42 the number of deadly cases in the kingdom at the center of the outbreak.
|Saudi Arabia||82 (41*)|
|United Kingdom (UK)||3 (2)|
|United Arab Emirates (UAE)||6 (2)|
Source: Centers for Disease Controi
*CDC as of August 27, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. - not updated with latest death.
The Saudi Health Ministry said the 38-year-old man who died Wednesday in Hafar al-Batin city in the Eastern Province was also suffering from acute pneumonia, while tests of a new suspected case involving a 55-year-old man in the western province of al-Madina proved positive.
The new virus, MERS or Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome is related to SARS, or severe acute respiratory syndrome, which killed some 800 people in a global outbreak in 2003. It belongs to a family of viruses that most often causes the common cold.