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BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 24 July 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f4684

Total cases of novel coronavirus reach 88: Six more people have been confirmed as having the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus, two from Saudi Arabia and four from the United Arab Emirates. Five are healthcare workers, and all had contact with previous patients. Two of them are in hospital in a stable condition. Since September 2012 there have been 88 laboratory confirmed cases of infection with the virus, including 45 deaths, the World Health Organization said.

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