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Saudi Arabia shuts down emergency unit in Jeddah hospital over MERS fears

: Wednesday, April 09 - 2014 @ 01:12

Saudi health authorities have closed the emergency department at Jeddah’s King Fahd Hospital after a rise in cases of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus among medical staff, AFP has reported. The move was a “precautionary measure,” a medical source was quoted as saying. The total number of cases in Saudi Arabia has reached 175 since MERS first appeared in the kingdom in September 2012.

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