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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
Editorial Board

“…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).

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