With First Confirmed Case, What Risk Does MERS Pose To U.S.?
Despite MERS finally making its way to the U.S., health officials say the disease doesn't pose a serious threat.By Steven Sparkman, Jay Strubberg | May 6, 2014
For some time we’ve been hearing about the deadly MERS virus, or Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, a flu-like disease that kills 30 percent of those who become infected. (Via Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
After the World Health Organization’s director-general declared the virus “a threat to the entire world” last year, health officials have reminded us over and over that it was just a matter of time before the disease spread from the Middle East to the U.S. (Via Al Jazeera)
Last week, the U.S. saw its first confirmed infection in an Indiana health care worker. So how worried should Americans be?