MERS: Controlling a virus with a 30% fatality rate

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It’s new, it’s undoubtedly deadly. But is MERS creating too much panic? That may be the case, says one expert.

People affected by the MERS virus develop a severe acute respiratory illness, with symptoms including fever, cough, and shortness of breath. The virus has a current fatality rate of 30 per cent, according to the CDC.

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