MERS Outbreak Prompts Saudi Arabian Hospital To Close Emergency Ward

August 19, 2015 2:41 PM

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MERS Outbreak Prompts Saudi Arabian Hospital To Close Emergency Ward

Fifteen of the infected are medical staff.

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Saudi authorities closed an emergency ward in one of the kingdom's largest hospitals after at least 46 people, including hospital staff, contracted the potentially fatal Middle East respiratory syndrome, also known as MERS, a health official said Wednesday.

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