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The wife of a MERS patient from UAE tests positive, and the WHO confirms five Saudi cases.
A camel herd in Qatar that had MERS-CoV infections tied to human cases seems to be free of the virus.
WHO confirms a case, and 5 new cases just reported include 3 healthcare workers.
Camels in Qatar were infected with a MERS-CoV strain nearly identical to that found in two people.
The camels were found to have antibodies to the virus or a close relative.
The WHO's emergency committee decided not to call MERS a public health emergency at this point.
MERS-CoV has struck three family members, one fatally, and was found in camels linked to patients.
The WHO says MERS is likely sustained by both human-to-human spread and infection from animals.
Besides new Saudi cases, a Qatar man has died, and debate continues on the role of camels in transmission.
The WHO today confirmed the first two MERS cases in Kuwait, and Spain may have a new case.
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