Qatar announces new Mers case

Qatar just confirmed it’s second case of Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus in just a week. The patient is a 29-year old male, who is believed to have become infected with the virus following interaction with an infected individual. The patient is in intensive care in Doha, and is listed as in critical condition. It is unknown whether the newest patient had underlying health conditions which rendered him immunocompromised.

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(image of MERS virus via Cynthia Goldsmith/Azaibi Tamin/CDC with false color added)

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