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“Saudi Arabia Reports 26 More Cases of Mers As Egypt Reports First Infection”
by Time   
May 2nd, 2014

Saudi Arabia said Thursday 26 more people have been infected with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) this week, while Egypt has reported its first case of the virus.

The Egyptian case is a 27-year-old man who had been living in Saudi Arabia, Reuters reports. He returned to Egypt after being in contact with an uncle who recently died of MERS.

There have been 371 confirmed cases of MERS in Saudi Arabia, with an 89% jump last month.

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