Deadly MERS Disease Found in U.S.


mersThe deadly Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) has arrived in the United States for the first time. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that it’s investigating the case with officials in Indiana.

MERS has infected at least 400 people and killed over 100 in the two years since it first surfaced. While victims of the SARS-like respiratory disease, also found in camels, have all been tied to the Middle East in some way, no one has figured out how humans are contracting it. Read more.

{Andy Newscenter}


  1. Again our government is going crazy one person from the middle east has traveled to the united states and has symptoms, the solution is everyone in the united states stay away from one hump camels that spit at you. We have done this with the Chinese fowl flu, etc, etc.
    The united starts has spent millions on these injection that will not work for these outbreaks.

  2. For those who don’t read history, look up the Spanish Influenza epidemic of 1918. And that was in the days before air travel. We dodged a bullet with SARS. If the original travelers bringing SARS to North American had gotten off the plane at Kennedy instead of in Canada, and disappeared into the teming illions of New York City, a lot of us might not be here to read this post, since the US public health system is underfunded and rests on local health services which are based on emergency room care. MERS is not understood, and we don’t know if it could be another global disaster.