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Authorities say more than 680 people in South Korea have been placed in isolation after having contact with those infected with a virus that has killed hundreds of people in the Middle East.
The total number of cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome nearly doubled in Saudi Arabia in April.
Medical conditions, viruses and even personality quirks have long been named after places, famous athletes, pioneering doctors and literary giants.
Researchers indicated that gene profiling of the MERS virus provided insights, but no answer, as to how the mysterious microbe spreads.
Health authorities in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia have reported six new cases of the SARS-like coronavirus, according to the World Health Organization.
Ill travellers should consult their doctor before travelling to or from Middle Eastern countries affected by the MERS coronavirus, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
The new MERS coronavirus does not yet have the ability to trigger a pandemic, but vigilance is needed in case it mutates, French scientists said.
The second MERS patient in the US had been a health care worker in Saudi Arabia, the epicentre of the outbreak.
Despite fears of a deadly virus, millions of pilgrims are making their way to Mecca, Islam's holiest site.
A deadly respiratory virus in Saudi Arabia is centred around Riyadh and has been transmitted from animals to humans more than once, genetic analyses show.
An influx of pilgrims into Saudi Arabia during Ramadan passed without any cases of the MERS coronavirus infection reported, according to authorities.
MERS does not constitute a public health emergency of international concern, according to the World Health Organization.
Saudi Arabia will restrict visas for pilgrimages to combat the spread of MERS coronavirus, according to the French health ministry.
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