Thursday, May 16, 2013
New SARS cousin finally has a name : MERS
Various scientists have been calling it MERS, but the Coronavirus Study Group, which groups experts from around the world, made it official on Thursday.
“We know that when people get infected, many of them develop severe pneumonia. What we don't know is how often people might develop mild disease. We also know that most of the persons who have been infected so far have been older men, often with other medical conditions. We are not sure why we are seeing this pattern and if it will change over time,” WHO added.
“The greatest global concern, however, is about the potential for this new virus to spread.”
Full Article: http://vitals.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/05/16/18303278-new-sars-cousin-finally-has-a-name-mers
Posted by Commonground at 6:48 PM