Lapses In Infection Control Measures Helped MERS Spread In UAE; Virus Found In Camel Milk

News outlets report on the ongoing Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) outbreak in the Middle East.

Reuters: WHO experts find hospital breaches worsened MERS outbreak in UAE
“Lapses in hospital infection control measures exacerbated an outbreak of a deadly new viral disease which has infected more than 60 people and killed at least 10 in the United Arab Emirates, health investigators said on Friday…” (Kelland, 6/6).

Science: MERS Virus Found in Camel Milk
“The virus that causes Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) has been found in camel milk. Scientists don’t know whether infected milk can sicken people, but experts say the results are reason enough to warn against drinking raw camel milk, a widespread tradition in the Middle East…” (Enserink, 6/6).

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