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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.
A previously unaffected health zone reports its first case, Korea adds a cash donation, and a group warns of a security clash-related rise in displaced people.
All 21 close contacts of a recent Korean MERS case are asymptomatic, the agency says.
In 2015, an imported case sparked outbreaks that sickened 186 people.
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.
Also, Korean researchers detailed transmission patterns in its 2015 outbreak, including a role for doctor shopping and ED visits in super-spreading events.
The WHO says it's unlikely that a person will contract H5N8 avian flu.
The CDC said it has also received recent reports of severe flu infections linked to 2009 H1N1 in young- and middle-aged adults.
Officials said 5 super-spreaders caused 83% of cases, and they confirmed a new MERS death.
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