MERS

Tourists wear masks as a precaution against the MERS virus at the Incheon International Airport on June 6, 2015 in Incheon, South Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

Health Officials Tell U.S. Doctors to Watch for MERS

NEW YORK — Health officials are advising U.S. doctors to be on the lookout for people sickened by Middle East respiratory syndrome, also called MERS, following an outbreak in South Korea. The Centers for Disease […]

06/16/2015

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Is Your Handshake As Dangerous As Smoking?

A commentary in the Journal Of The American Medical Association says it’s time to say goodbye to the handshake greeting in a health care setting.

05/22/2014

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The MERS Outbreak: Is The Government Doing Enough?

The CDC and WHO claim they are hard at work tracking 100 people that may have come in contact with the deadly MERS virus.

05/16/2014

The spread of a puzzling respiratory virus in the Middle East and beyond is not a global health emergency despite a recent spike in cases, the World Health Organization said Wednesday. (Photo by David Silverman/Getty Images)

World Health Organization: MERS Virus Is Not An Emergency

The spread of a puzzling respiratory virus in the Middle East and beyond is not a global health emergency despite a recent spike in cases, the World Health Organization said Wednesday.

05/14/2014

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CDC Confirms First Case of MERS Infection in US

Health officials say a deadly virus from the Middle East has turned up for the first time in the U.S.

05/02/2014