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World Cup ‘camel flu’ warning: Experts list MERS – which kills up to a THIRD of everyone it strikes – as one of eight potential disease threats at Qatar tournament

By Stephen Matthews Health Editor For Mailonline

It’s not just ‘football fever’ that could spread at this year’s World Cup.

World Health Organization-backed experts fear ‘camel flu’ — a deadlier cousin of Covid — might, too.

Dozens of people have fallen ill with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in host nation Qatar over the past decade.

It kills up to a third of everyone who gets infected.

Disease experts listed MERS as one of eight potential ‘infection risks’ which could theoretically crop up during the four-week long tournament.

Covid and monkeypox were named as the two most likely threats…

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