Is the Mers Coming to A town Near You

The spread of the potentially fatal Middle East respiratory syndrome has become more

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serious and urgent, the World Health Organization said Wednesday. At the same time, WHO said that — for now, at least — the illness known as MERS does not constitute a global health emergency

Declaring an emergency is “a major act” that can “raise anxieties,” said Dr. Keiji Fukuda, the organization’s assistant director-general for health security. – CNN

Mers seems to have some simple characteristics like a cough a fever or chill. But it can grow into to a pretty serious illness with time. Many people who have contracted the disease has only been in close quarters around one another. So far there is only two cases of Mers found in the US thus far. Many health officials are saying there is no need for alarm here in the states and they don’t see Mers as posing a threat to the public’s health.

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