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Sars-like Mers Virus Spreads Among Health Care Workers - Abc New












The 54-year-old man was diagnosed with the disease after traveling to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The man traveled for a pilgrimage and during his vacation spent time at a camel farm, where he had camel milk. He died on April 13 and had undisclosed underlying health conditions. The virus is a respiratory virus in the same family as the deadly SARS virus and common cold. Symptoms can include fever, shortness of breath, pneumonia, diarrhea and in severe cases kidney failure. Since the virus was first identified in April 2012, the WHO has found a total of 243 confirmed cases of official website the deadly virus and 93 people have died from it. The virus has been shown to spread between people in close contact. Currently officials do not know where the virus originated, but suspect it was likely from an animal. No MERS-CoV infections have been reported in the United States. http://abcnews.go.com/Health/sars-mers-virus-spreads-healthcare-workers/story?id=23392119



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