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Deadly virus spreads from Saudi Arabia

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: December 04, 2013

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Health authorities in the capital of the United Arab Emirates say a woman has died from a Sars-like virus that has been centred in neighbouring Saudi Arabia. The health authority in Abu Dhabi reported the death of the Jordanian woman from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or Mers, yesterday. The World Health Organisation said in a separate statement that two other patients confirmed to be suffering from Mers in nearby Qatar have also died, on November 19 and 29. The Who statement said there have been 70 deaths from Mers, mostly in Saudi Arabia.

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