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Saudi Arabia announced two new MERS cases, one fatal, as the WHO recognized eight recent ones.
The country's Ministry of Health reports three more cases, although total counts from various sources are conflicting.
New cases and a death in the Riyadh region were reported, as well as in a man in Florence who apparently transmitted MERS to a niece and co-worker.
Strong evidence that a bat from Saudi Arabia is the virus's natural reservoir.
The CDC changed its criteria on whom should be tested, as the WHO and ECDC issued updates.
Researchers find evidence that camels have been exposed to MERS-CoV or a close relative.
Mild cases in seven nurses show the disease isn't always severe.
Three women in Saudi Arabia have contracted MERS; two of them are health workers.
More MERS patients had preexisting health problems and were much more likely to die.
Would-be pilgrims to Saudi Arabia who have chronic conditions should consult a health provider, the WHO says.
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