First case of deadly MERS virus in five years diagnosed in England - Lebanon news - أخبار لبنان

First case of deadly MERS virus in five years diagnosed in England

First case of deadly MERS virus in five years diagnosed in England

(CNN)A case of Middle East respiratory syndrome, or MERS, has been detected in a patient in England, the first case since 2013, according to Public Health England.

The individual is the fifth person ever to be diagnosed with the disease in the country.
The patient, who traveled into the UK aboard a Saudi Arabian Airlines flight, was first admitted to a hospital in Leeds before being transferred to the Royal Liverpool Hospital in Liverpool, which specializes in respiratory infectious diseases. The patient is currently stable and receiving the necessary treatment.

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