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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.
The man owns a farm and is hospitalized. The WHO also confirmed 2 other cases.
The 5 cases were in Kuwait, the UAE, and Saudi Arabia; 2 proved fatal; and 1 involved contact with camels.
A Saudi emergency department was closed for disinfection over MERS concerns after recent cases.
The patients are all from Jeddah; the WHO, meanwhile, confirmed 5 other cases.
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