U.N. Delegation In Saudi Arabia Examining Sudden Increase In MERS Cases

Scientific American: Middle East Mystery Disease Triggers Early Resurgence
“Infectious disease watchers are again wondering what is going on in Saudi Arabia. Since the beginning of February the Saudis have reported 52 cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome — better known as MERS. … An expert delegation from the United Nation’s human and animal health agencies began a three-day mission to the Arabian Peninsula’s geographically largest country Wednesday, trying to get to the bottom of why MERS cases are soaring…” (Branswell, 2/19).

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