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Middle East healthcare-related outbreaks are occurring more often but are typically small.
As many as 1,465 cases and 293 to 520 deaths from MERS-CoV may have been averted.
The most recent imported case to South Korea involved diarrhea but no fever and few respiratory symptoms at first.
Contacts of an imported case in Malaysia include others who attended the same Saudi Arabia pilgrimage, the man's family, airline contacts, and health workers.
A study shows avian flu virus detections rising in poultry in Cambodian live-bird markets.
Two groups gauge the threat of H5N6 avian flu to mammals and poultry.
In other developments, Saudi Arabia reported 3 more cases, 1 of them fatal.
Also, Korean researchers detailed transmission patterns in its 2015 outbreak, including a role for doctor shopping and ED visits in super-spreading events.
In findings that could help other hospitals, patients with the highest risk shared the emergency room.
Saudi investigators describe a 130-case hospital outbreak in Riyadh last summer.
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