"MERS outbreak has caused panic throughout the region, prompting many governments to launch awareness campaigns and precautionary measures in an effort to prevent the spread of the virus."
Amman, May 7 - Jordan's health ministry Tuesday announced a new death from the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome - coronavirus infection, the media reported.

The 56-year-old victim, who suffered from lung diseases and high blood pressure, was proved by lab tests to have been infected by MERS virus, and died at the University of Jordan Hospital, Xinhua quoted the state-run Petra news agency as saying.

The death raised the number of infection to eight, including four deaths, since the disease appeared in Jordan in 2012.

MERS outbreak has caused panic throughout the region, prompting many governments to launch awareness campaigns and precautionary measures in an effort to prevent the spread of the virus.

Saudi Arabia, the most seriously affected country, has reported 371 confirmed infections, including 107 deaths in the past two years.


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