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Keep MERS Away by Laying Off the Camel Pee: WHO

Yes, this is a tip that the World Health Organization is offering

(Newser) - The MERS outbreak that's spread into South Korea has killed at least 10, sickened more than 120, and forced about 2,600 schools to shut down there, the AP reports. But South Korean officials believe the disease has peaked in the country, and the World Health Organization is offering... More »

How a 68-Year-Old Threw South Korea Into a Panic

95 MERS cases traced to man who visited Middle East

(Newser) - When a 68-year-old man visited a clinic in Asan, South Korea, on May 12, and again two and three days later, doctors were stumped by his coughing and wheezing. He was referred to a larger hospital in Pyeongtaek, then a smaller one in Seoul before X-rays on May 17 suggested... More »

S. Korea Hit by Biggest MERS Outbreak Beyond Middle East

Fear of infection amplified by government response

(Newser) - Two people have died in South Korea and another 30 have tested positive for the virus that causes Middle East respiratory syndrome, in what is now considered the largest MERS outbreak outside of the Middle East. Most of the 1,100 MERS cases reported since 2012 have come from the... More »

US Sees 3rd Case of MERS Virus

Illinois man hasn't needed treatment: officials

(Newser) - Health officials say an Illinois man has apparently picked up an infection from the only American diagnosed with a mysterious Middle East virus, but the man has not needed medical treatment. The first US case of Middle East respiratory syndrome was confirmed earlier this month in Indiana, where a man... More »

Confirmed: 2nd US Case of Mysterious MERS Virus

But risk to public is 'very low,' says CDC official

(Newser) - Health officials have confirmed a second US case of a mysterious virus that has sickened hundreds in the Middle East. The latest case is not an American—he is a resident of Saudi Arabia, visiting Florida, who is now in an Orlando hospital. He was diagnosed with MERS, or Middle... More »

US Gets First Case of Deadly MERS Virus

Traveler from Saudi Arabia is infected in Indiana hospital

(Newser) - The CDC today is reporting an unwanted milestone—the first known case of a deadly virus known as MERS has shown up in the US, reports NBC News . The patient is an unidentified health care worker who traveled to the US from Saudi Arabia and is now being treated at... More »

Meet MERS: Another Real Estate Time Bomb?

The corporation says it holds title to 50% of America's home mortgages

(Newser) - If you thought America's real estate mess couldn't get any messier, brace yourself—and meet the MERS corporation. If you haven't heard of it, you're not alone. The obscure business, housed in Reston, Va., employs fewer than 50 full-time workers ... and claims to hold title to about 50% of the... More »

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