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Researchers say that MERS-CoV, or a closely related virus, existed in camels in the UAE in 2003.
German researchers say scores of people who had contact with a MERS patient escaped infection.
The notice means no confirmed MERS cases have been linked to the 2013 Hajj.
The WHO confirms two fatal cases cases and releases guidance for use in healthcare settings.
A 60-year-old man has died in Riyadh of MERS-CoV, and a report details a MERS-related stillbirth case.
Genes of 32 MERS-CoV viruses from Saudi cases showed little evidence of increased adaptation to humans.
Findings show that MERS-CoV or a closely related virus circulated in Saudi camels as long ago as 1992.
The Egyptian woman died after returning from a religious pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia.
A WHO spokesman said tests so far have not confirmed MERS in an Egyptian woman.
The WHO added a few details today as it confirmed two previously reported MERS cases in Saudi Arabia.
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