Second MERS Case Confirmed in Philippines The Philippines has confirmed a second case of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus after a 36-year-old foreigner showed symptoms of the disease when he arrived in Manila on June 19 from Dubai. - See more at: http://firstafricanews.ng/index.php?dbs=openlist&s=24577#sthash.C4yIFtmN.dpuf
As millions of Muslim pilgrims prepare to converge on holy sites in Saudi Arabia this [northern] autumn, the global health community is anxiously monitoring an outbreak of a new respiratory virus, Mers. The Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus has infected at least 77 people, killing 42. Sixty-two of those infected became ill in Saudi Arabia, with 36 deaths.
First Case of Coronavirus in France. The French Minister of Health, confirmed today the first case of the new strain of the severe acute respiratory syndrome, known as coronavirus, in a patient who visited the United Arab Emirates recently. According to the institution, the patient is hospitalized and isolated in a intensive care unit. The new strain of the disease was found for the first time in a Saudi medical center in 2012.
When the Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome swept Korea earlier this year, Samsung Medical Center was at the center of the epidemic, not as a healing center for the deadly disease, but as the source of the outbreak.