Saudi Arabia Must Stop MERS Transmission, Including In Health Care Settings, To Prevent Global Spread
Washington Post: The world should learn from the Ebola crisis to combat MERS in Saudi Arabia
“…Middle East respiratory syndrome, or MERS, is surging anew in Saudi Arabia and raising familiar questions: Where is this coronavirus coming from and how is it spreading? … The World Health Organization, slow to respond to the Ebola crisis, just sent a team of experts to Saudi Arabia. Their report was disturbing. … The leader of the WHO team, Keiji Fukuda, the WHO assistant director-general, said that when health care workers are infected, they can spread the virus to all other patients in a facility, which he described as a ‘breach’ that must be found — and repaired. … A ‘breach’ in Saudi Arabia is of concern to the whole world…” (2/26).