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


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Learn what India's parties' symbols mean by drawing them

    Learn what India's parties' symbols mean by drawing them

    More than 2,300 political parties have registered for the largest electoral exercise in the world.

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and a coalition of Arab states have launched more than 19,278 air raids across Yemen.

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    No, it wasn't because of WMDs, democracy or Iraqi oil. The real reason is much more sinister than that.