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Global Concern Grows About Deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome

The World Health Organization says [as of June 2] that since September 2012 there have been 53 laboratory-confirmed cases [] 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.