Algeria detects first two cases of MERS virus


Algeria has reported its first two cases of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), better known as the MERS virus.In a statement released on Saturday, Algeria’s Ministry of Health, Population and Hospital Reform said the two men, aged 66 and 59, were pilgrims returning from Saudi Arabia.According to the statement, the first victim showed the early symptoms of the disease including fever and a breathing disorder and the second one suffered from a respiratory difficulty and digestive problems while in Saudi Arabia.The two men are receiving the necessary medical care at the hospitals of their respective hometowns.

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