Six New MERS Cases Identified in Saudi Arabia

October 30, 2014 10:12 AM

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Late on Wednesday, health officials in Saudi Arabia announced that they had detected six new cases of MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome). These six cases were identified in under 24 hours, which represents the biggest daily jump for several months now.

Officials are blaming lax hospital procedures for this surge in cases, which now total 32 since the beginning of October. Most cases occurred in Riyadh and Taif, however, the outbreak still isn’t as extensive as the one in April and May that ended up infecting hundreds.

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