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WHO: MERS Infections Still Serious, But Not a Global Emergency

An outbreak of deadly MERS virus infections remains a serious public health problem, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday, but an upsurge in cases is abating and the disease does not constitute a global emergency.   The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus, which causes coughing, fever and sometimes fatal pneumonia, has been reported in more than 800 patients, mainly in Saudi Arabia. It has spread to neighboring countries and, in a few cases, to Europe, Asia and...

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