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The United Arab Emirates reported the first MERS patient diagnosed and treated in the UAE.
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.
The MERS patient in the UAE and the two in Saudi Arabia are all hospitalized in ICUs.
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 newly identified virus is a betacoronavirus, a group that also includes MERS-CoV.
The man owns a farm and is hospitalized. The WHO also confirmed 2 other cases.
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