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Saudi Arabia sacks minister criticized over handling of MERS

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has sacked Deputy Health Minister Ziad Memish who has been criticized by some international scientists over his handling of the deadly MERS virus that has infected 575 people in the kingdom and spread around the world. Memish was a key figure in Saudi Arabia's efforts to contain the spread of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), a virus that causes coughing, fever and sometimes fatal pneumonia. It has killed 190 people in Saudi Arabia since it was identified two years ago and cases have been found…