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MERS claims 52nd victim in Saudi Arabia

The Saudi health ministry has announced an 83 years old woman with the MERS virus has died in the Eastern Province, raising to 52 the death toll from the infection in Saudi Arabia, AFP has reported. Saudi authorities have recorded 124 cases of the infection, which has now claimed 52 lives, since it first appeared in September 2012 in the kingdom, the world’s worst hit country.