April 24, 2014

Deadly MERS Virus Spreading at Terrifying Rate

Ishaan Tharoor, Washington Post

The Associated Press

On Thursday, the Saudi Arabian health ministry confirmed 13 more cases of patients contracting MERS-CoV, the acronym for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus, as well as two more deaths. MERS-CoV is an infectious disease with no known cure and is considered more deadly than SARS--which killed some 800 people during a 2002-2003 outbreak that first started in China.

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