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WHO calls for MERS containment

May 14, 2014, 3:38 PM EDT
A Saudi man walks towards the King Fahad hospital in the city of Hofuf, 370 kms East of the Saudi capital Riyadh, on June 16, 2013.
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Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome has entered the United States, and the World Health Organization is calling for its swift containment. The organization says that more effort is needed to squash the virus that has killed well over 100 people.

Background:

WHO Calls for Urgent Measures to Control MERS Virus [Wall Street Journal]

MERS Situation More Serious but Not an Emergency Yet, WHO Panel Says [ScienceInsider]

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