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MERS virus kills 19 in week in Saudi Arabia: Ministry

A total of 502 people died in the kingdom since the virus first appeared in 2012, according to updated figures posted on the ministry's website, including 19, all Saudis, since last Thursday.

South Korean PM Hwang Kyo-ahn says MERS threat is over

South Korean PM Hwang urged people to return to normal as the country hasn't seen a new MERS case in more than three weeks


South Korea reports no new MERS cases or deaths but maintains caution

According to South Korean health ministry the number of those infected by MERS virus remains at 182 while the death toll remains 32.

South Korea: 14th MERS patient dies, 12 new cases including that of an ambulance driver reported

Twelve new infected patients brought to 138 the total number of confirmed cases, in the largest outbreak of the virus outside Saudi Arabia.

South Korea MERS outbreak claims 11th life, officials say fewer number of new cases reported

South Korea on Friday reported 11th death from the MERS outbreak, but officials said they are seeing a fewer number of new infections and that it was unlikely there would be another large outbreak.

MERS virus threat: NIV to enhance lab capabilities

As Ramadan approaches, 1 million pilgrims are expected to arrive in Saudi Arabia in June-July 2015. And MERS remains a threat to global health security.


WHO holds off raising MERS alert level as Muslim Hajj looms

Saudi Arabia,has indicated that at-risk individuals should consider staying away.