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In related developments, a pair of WHO updates flesh out the details for 22 infections reported by Saudi Arabia since late November.
Also, Korean researchers detailed transmission patterns in its 2015 outbreak, including a role for doctor shopping and ED visits in super-spreading events.
Of 9 recent cases detailed by the WHO, 4 involved contact with camels or drinking raw camel milk.
In another development, the WHO shared details of 6 Saudi cases reported earlier this month, including 2 involving contact with camels or raw camel milk.
The WHO's update on 13 cases reported from Saudi Arabia also includes a pair of household contacts and some cases with camel exposure.
In another MERS development, Saudi Arabia's health ministry announced an illness in a man from Taif whose exposure is under investigation.
In a related development, a new study suggests goats, sheep, and horses aren't likely to pass MERS-CoV to humans.
Only 2.7% of 443 samples from recovered patients, health workers, and others had high enough antibody levels.
In findings that could help other hospitals, patients with the highest risk shared the emergency room.
Neither new case is linked to a Riyadh outbreak, and experts describe priorities for MERS-CoV research and development.
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