What's this? This is an unbiased just-the-facts news summary about MERS, extracted from the original article by Newslines' contributors. To see the newsline of each topic, click the links below. Learn more


Iran reports first death

30 May, 2014

Iran’s official news agency reports that a 53-year-old woman in southeastern Iran has died.  The news comes a day after a daily newspaper reported two sisters in that area had the disease, one of them critically ill.  A health official says the women’s immune systems were weakened because of chronic illness but gave no details on how they acquired the disease.  Measures have been taken to inform pilgrims who plan to make the journey to Mecca about the disease.

View the full newsline: MERS

Add your comments below...