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Deadly Middle East respiratory virus strikes in US

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The first case of MERS, a dangerous respiratory virus that originated in the Middle East and has a high death rate, has been confirmed in the United States, officials said Friday. 

A Saudi man covers his mouth and nose while he walks down a main street in the Saudi capital on April 29, 2014 as the death toll from the newly emerged and often fatal Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) disease topped 100 in the desert kingdom

The person infected with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) is a health care provider who had traveled to Riyadh for work, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

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