Saudi Arabia reports 5 more deaths from MERS

May 13, 2014 6:33 AM

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) - Another five people in Saudi Arabia have died after contracting a potentially fatal Middle Eastern respiratory virus.

A total of 147 people have died and 491 have been confirmed to have contracted the virus in Saudi Arabia since it was discovered in 2012.

Meanwhile, a Saudi Arabia resident visiting Florida is one of two MERS cases confirmed in the U.S.

He's being treated in an Orlando hospital.


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