Spread of MERS in Saudi Arabia accelerates with 17 new cases

By Reuters | Tue, 22 Apr 2014 12:45 PM

* Confirmed cases in Saudi Arabia up by a third in past week

* Health minister was replaced on Monday

* Authorities unsure of reason for sudden surge in cases

By Angus McDowall

RIYADH, April 22 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has discovered another 17 cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), as the total number of confirmed infections of the SARS-like disease has jumped by a third in ...

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