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Mers virus not following Sars' path

26th July 2013

Saudi Arabia ministers say the Mers virus, that has killed half of those infected, is 'unlikely' to reach the same scale as the Sars virus.

 Sars killed 774 people and Mers is from the same group of viruses. However, detailed analysis published in the Lancet Infectious Diseases, did warn of "major gaps" in understanding of the virus.

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