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Mers virus: Saudi health minister promises to do more

21 May 2014 Last updated at 14:08 BST

Saudi Arabia's acting health minister has told the BBC his country will do more to tackle the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) virus.

Adel bin Muhammad Fakeih, who has only been in the job for a month, has promised greater transparency in the country's handling of the outbreak.

Nearly 200 people have died since the flu-like virus emerged there two years ago. The vast majority of them have been from Saudi Arabia.

The BBC's global health reporter Tulip Mazumdar spoke to the minister at the World Health Assembly in Geneva.

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