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Malaysia reports first Asian death

13 May, 2014

A 54-year old Malaysian man from southern Johor state neighboring Singapore who went on a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia has become the first death in Asia from Middle East respiratory syndrome. The man returned to Malaysia on March 29 and developed a high fever and cough and had difficulty breathing more than a week later. Malaysia’s health ministry urged all passengers travelling with the victim on Turkish Airlines on March 29 to report for health checks.

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