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(MENAFN - AFP) Saudi health authorities said Thursday a man has died from the MERS coronavirus, bringing the death toll from the respiratory disease in the worst-hit country to 62.The 55-year-old national, who died in Riyadh from the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, was suffering from "chronic illness," the health ministry website said.The ministry also announced a new case in the province of Riyadh, bringing the total number of cases in Saudi Arabia to 150 people since the virus first appeared in September 2012.Experts are struggling to understand the disease, for which there is no vaccine.

A study last month said the virus has been "extraordinarily common" in camels for at least 20 years, and may have been passed directly from the animals to humans.MERS is considered a deadlier but less-transmissible cousin of the SARS virus that erupted in Asia in 2003 and infected 8,273 people, nine percent of whom died.The World Health Organisation said at the end of February that it has been told of 184 cases of MERS infection worldwide, including 80 deaths.

 


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