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Four new MERS cases in Saudi Arabia

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said four more people in Saudi Arabia have been infected with the SARS-like Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus and one of them, an elderly man, has died, Reuters has reported. The new cases, including in two health workers from Riyadh who have not reported any adverse symptoms, bring the worldwide total of confirmed cases of the respiratory disease to 170 with 72 deaths, the UN health agency said.