Jordan registers fourth MERS death (The Jordan Times)

By JT – Sep 07,2015 – Last updated at Sep 07,2015

AMMAN — Jordan on Monday registered the fourth Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)-related death this year of a 78-year-old man, according to the Ministry of Health.

In a statement sent to The Jordan Times, Mohammad Abdullat, director of the ministry’s communicable disease control department, said the deceased, who also suffered from leukaemia, diabetes and high blood pressure, had been diagnosed with the virus earlier and admitted to a private hospital on August 27.

A total of seven cases were registered this year including this recent case; four have died, one was treated and the other two are still hospitalised.