First case of MERS virus reported in Egypt

Deadly coronavirus detected in man who recently arrived from Saudi Arabia, where 92 people have died from the illness.

    Egypt has reported its first case of the potentially fatal Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus, first detected in Saudi Arabia in 2012.

    A 27-year-old man who recently arrived from Saudi Arabia had tested positive for the virus and is being treated in a Cairo hospital. 

    MERS, which is related to SARS, has killed at least 92 people in Saudi Arabia.

    Al Jazeera's Dominic Kane reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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