August 5, 2013
University of Oregon faculty and staff who are connected with overseas travel and international study will soon have an opportunity to learn about MERS (Mideast Respiratory Syndrome) at a town hall meeting to be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 8 in Room 202 of the Ford Alumni Center.
The town hall meeting is a collaborative effort between the UO and Lane County Public Health, designed to provide accurate information on how to prevent infection and limit the spread of the disease. The meeting is free of charge.
MERS is a viral respiratory illness that was first reported in Saudi Arabia in 2012. It is caused by a coronavirus called MERS-CoV. Different versions of the coronavirus cause the common cold and caused SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome), which became a global epidemic in 2003.Continued: http://around.uoregon.edu/story/centers-disease-control/mers-virus-town-hall-be-held-august