JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, April 28 (UPI) -- Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) has claimed 102 victims in Saudi Arabia with 10 new deaths over the weekend, and 339 identified cases of the illness.
Public fears have been fueled by a rapid rise in the number of cases since the virus was identified in 2012. Confirmed new cases emerged in the cities of Jeddah, Tabuk and Riyadh, and the new fatalities range in age from nine months to 84 years, the Saudi Health Ministry said.
The Saudi Health Ministry has set up specialized health care centers in the cities of Najran, Jeddah, Riyadh and Dammam. Egypt reported its first MERS case over the weekend in a man who had been living and working in Riyadh.