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United Arab Emirates officials have invited WHO experts to help assess the nation's first local MERS case.
Six more MERS cases were reported today, including four in UAE healthcare workers.
MERS-CoV has struck three family members, one fatally, and was found in camels linked to patients.
The WHO's emergency committee decided not to call MERS a public health emergency at this point.
The wife of a MERS patient from UAE tests positive, and the WHO confirms five Saudi cases.
Researchers say that MERS-CoV, or a closely related virus, existed in camels in the UAE in 2003.
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