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Spain Confirms First Case of Highly Dangerous MERS Virus

The Spanish Health Ministry said Thursday it had discovered the country's first case of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus in a woman who arrived recently from Saudi Arabia, where the virus was first detected a year ago.

A ministry spokeswoman said the infected woman, a Moroccan citizen who resides in Spain and had spent time in Saudi Arabia in October, has been hospitalized in Madrid since Nov. 1, poses no risk to public health, and is recovering.
 
 

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