Oman reports first death linked to MERS virus

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Posted: Monday, November 11, 2013 12:00 am

MUSCAT, Oman (AP) - Oman says officials are widening health checks following the country's first death blamed on a SARS-like virus that has been centered in neighboring Saudi Arabia.

Oman's Health Ministry said on Monday that teams would conduct investigations, including checking for signs of the virus in people who came in contact with the deceased 68-year-old man. His death was reported on Sunday by the official Oman News Agency.

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