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Global Concern Grows About Deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndromei
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June 03, 2013 6:18 PM
The World Health Organization says [as of June 2] that since September 2012 there have been 53 laboratory-confirmed cases [http://www.who.int/csr/disease/coronavirus_infections/en/index.html] of infection with a new virus called the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome known as MERS-CoV, and 30 of the people infected with the disease have died. All those who have come down with MERS-CoV had a direct or indirect connection to the Middle East, but VOA’s Brian Padden reports that there is growing concern that the virus could spread quickly and threaten the entire world.

Global Concern Grows About Deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome

Published June 03, 2013

The World Health Organization says [as of June 2] that since September 2012 there have been 53 laboratory-confirmed cases [http://www.who.int/csr/disease/coronavirus_infections/en/index.html] of infection with a new virus called the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome known as MERS-CoV, and 30 of the people infected with the disease have died. All those who have come down with MERS-CoV had a direct or indirect connection to the Middle East, but VOA’s Brian Padden reports that there is growing concern that the virus could spread quickly and threaten the entire world.


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