Saudi Arabia’s health ministry today reported seven more MERS-CoV cases, all of them linked to what appears to be a hospital-related outbreak in Wadi ad-Dawasir.

The country has reported a steady rise in Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) cases since the first of the year, with 40 reported so far. Of those, 22 cases are from Wadi ad-Dawasir, located in the south-central part of Saudi Arabia. Though many of had secondary healthcare or household exposure, two from the city had recent camel contact.

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