Between Dec 8 and Dec 16, 2014, the National IHR Focal Point for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of three additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection, including one death.

Cases include a 29-year-old, non-national female from Taif city (stable condition, isolation); a 70-year-old, non-national male from a village near Jubail city (ICU, critical condition); a 61-year-old male from Najran city (died on Dec 14).