Jordanian health officials are reporting an additional case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in a 53-year-old individual, according to a Petra report (computer translated).

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This is the 16th MERS case in the country since the virus appeared in the Middle East in 2012.

The patient reportedly had contact with a previously MERS-identified patient.

Jordanian health officials say that no returning Hajj pilgrims have tested positive for MERS to date.

Globally as of Oct. 1, WHO has been notified of 1,593 laboratory-confirmed cases of infection with MERS-CoV, including at least 568 related deaths.