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    BBC Reports…

    …Mers outbreak: London-bound passengers warned over virus

    Health officials have issued advice to passengers after a suspected case of the Mers respiratory virus on board a flight passing through London.

    Public Health England said a passenger on BA flight 262 from Riyadh, who passed through Heathrow on 24 April, had been admitted to a US hospital

    Saudi Arabia has said more than 100 people infected with Mers – short for Middle East respiratory syndrome – have died since an outbreak began in 2012.

    Mers causes fever, pneumonia and kidney failure.

    The infected man, believed to be a health care worker from Saudi Arabia, stopped at Heathrow before travelling on to Chicago….

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-27262357

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    Two British passengers now being sought…

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2619360/Heathrow-passengers-tracked-health-chiefs-American-passenger-flight-diagnosed-killer-Middle-Eastern-virus-derived-camels.html

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    Mers virus found in second Heathrow transit passenger

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-27385559

    “Any UK-based travellers who become unwell with a fever, cough or shortness of breath within 14 days of being in the Middle East should make sure they call their doctor and tell them where they have travelled,” said Prof Phin.

    Admin – Please consider changing thread title to Middle East Virus Warning and re-file under health.

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