MERS makes it to the U.S. MERS makes it to the U.S. – SOMETHING ABOUT SCIENCE

MERS makes it to the U.S.

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This month, two cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) were reported in the U.S. This acute respiratory disease, caused by virus, was first reported in Saudi Arabia in 2012. Since then, the MERS virus has further spread to other countries, including several European nations. Human-to-human transmission is rare, unlike the flu viruses. More information is available from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Lynn Kimlicka

I am a scientist-turned writer and editor, who loves to read and write (more than doing experiments). I have a PhD in biochemistry and molecular biology, with a specialization in structural biology. My interests range widely, from life sciences to pop culture and arts to music. I am bilingual in English and Japanese.

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