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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.
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.
After going 8 days without a case, Saudi Arabia reports 3 in young foreign women.
The group based much of its findings on an Aug 23 WHO mission to Saudi Arabia.
Also, Saudi officials reported four more cases from Riyadh, and South Korea announced new prevention steps in the wake of its outbreak.
South Korea's government considers the hospital-linked outbreak over, as researchers reported on early vaccine and antibody findings.
As the Philippines notes its 2nd case of 2015, Korea has 3 new cases and Saudi Arabia 1.
Multiple hospital visits could be fueling the spread, and early genetic tests show no worrisome signs.
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