U.S. Reports First Case of MERS

U.S. Reports First Case of MERS

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Maggie Fox

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#1 May 2, 2014
U.S. Reports First Case of MERS
Maggie Fox
May 2, 2014

MERS-CoV particles as seen by negative stain electron microscopy.
MERS-CoV particles as seen by negative stain electron microscopy.
The United States has reported its first case of a new virus found in the Middle East, in a traveler from the region, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus has been spreading in Saudi Arabia and other countries.

The World Health Organization has expressed alarm about the increase in reports of MERS. WHO reports more than 250 confirmed cases and 93 deaths since the virus was identified in 2012. But Saudi Arabia alone has reported 371 cases, with 107 deaths.


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