Knowledge, Prevention Gaps Remain On How To End MERS Outbreak In Saudi Arabia, U.N. Experts Warn

BBC News: WHO calls for action over MERS virus
“Too little is being done to control the spread of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, which has infected 50 people in Saudi Arabia so far this month, the World Health Organization has warned. The rising number of cases in health care facilities indicates current infection-control measures are not being implemented, it says…” (2/23).

Reuters: U.N. experts warn of “critical knowledge gaps” on Saudi MERS virus
“… ‘Critical gaps in knowledge remain, and several challenges … will require further work,’ [U.N. experts] said in a joint statement. ‘How and why infections occur in the community is yet to be understood, and this is critical for stopping the outbreak’…” (Kelland, 2/23).

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