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Jordan has reported a fresh fatality from the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), commonly known as coronavirus, a medical source said Tuesday.
A Jordanian technician succumbed to the virus, the source told Anadolu Agency.
The latest fatality brings to four the number of deaths from the virus in the Hashemite Kingdom since 2012. Four coronavirus infections have also been reported.
Saudi Arabia has been one of the most affected countries in the world by the virus.
Along with Saudi, cases of the virus have been reported in Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Tunisia, Egypt and Oman.
Symptoms, which include persistent fever and cough, are similar to those associated with the SARS virus.
MERS, for which no known cure is available, destroys the lungs and kidneys. It is presumed that long-term physical contact with infected persons can lead to infection.
Egypt quarantines 2 coronavirus infections
Egyptian health authorities on Tuesday quarantined two people at the eastern Safaga Port on suspicion of contracting the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), commonly known as coronavirus.
Two men showed symptoms of the virus ahead of boarding a ship coming from Saudi Arabia, spokesman of the Red Sea port authority Abdel-Rahim Mustafa told Anadolu Agency.
Tuesday's cases take to five the number of suspected MERS infections discovered in Egypt in two days.
Earlier Tuesday, health authorities quarantined an Egyptian man suspected of contracting the virus.
Two people had also been quarantined in the eastern Safaga Port Monday over suspected coronavirus infections.
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