MERS virus reported in Bangladesh

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MERS virus reported in Bangladesh

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The first case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) has been reported in Bangladesh.

A 53-year-old man returning from the United States through Abu Dhabi was infected with the coronavirus.

Humans can become infected with MERS, considered a deadlier cousin of the SARS virus, after exposure to infected camels.

The majority of MERS cases have been in Saudi Arabia, but there have also been sporadic cases and clusters across the Middle East and in Europe, Asia and the United States.