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As MERS Infections Rise, Asia Reflects on SARS

The deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) has killed more than one hundred people so far, but many questions remain about its origins and method of transmission. In Hong Kong, analysts say lessons learned eleven years ago with Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) — a genetically similar pandemic that killed almost 300 people in 2003 — can be applied to slow MERS infections. A respiratory disease caused by a type of coronavirus, MERS is a common virus that infects animals...

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