Philippines Urges Muslims To Reconsider Hajj; U.N. Says Most MERS Cases Are Preventable

News outlets discuss concerns surrounding the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus.

Agence France-Presse: Saudi MERS: Philippines urges its Muslims to abort Hajj
“The Philippines urged its large Muslim minority on Thursday to reconsider plans to join pilgrimages to Saudi Arabia this year due to a deadly virus outbreak there…” (7/3).

Associated Press: U.N.: MERS deadly but most cases are preventable
“Infection rates for the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome are slowing and scientists are working to stop the dangerous coronavirus from spreading further internationally, a top U.N. health official says…” (Halperin, 7/3).