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As officials note an illness in Unaizah, UAE scientists detail a fatal case involving a pregnant woman.
With 2 new Saudi cases, results of a gene study hint at enhanced transmissibility.
Also, Saudi authorities reported four more cases in a steadily growing Riyadh outbreak.
In addition to the new UAE case, the WHO provided new details on 3 MERS cases in Saudi Arabia.
Multiple hospital visits could be fueling the spread, and early genetic tests show no worrisome signs.
Many of the newest cases represent third-tier illnesses detected at additional hospitals. Korea has named 24 involved hospitals.
The WHO said little is known about virus spread in the outbreak but noted transmission is more common in health settings.
South Korea has 2 more MERS cases—5 total—and Saudi Arabia reports 4 new infections.
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