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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.
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.
Officials said 5 super-spreaders caused 83% of cases, and they confirmed a new MERS death.
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.
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