There’s a new virus and it’s even deadlier than SARS, it’s called MERS (
According to the World Health Organization, there are more than 60 cases throughout the Middle East and parts of
“It's a respiratory virus,” said Dr. Luis Ostrosky M.D., a professor of internal medicine and epidemiology at the UT Health Science Center at
Compared to SARS 8 percent death rate, early numbers in a cluster of the virus in
There is not a specific antiviral treatment for MERS currently, which is one of the most worrisome things, Dr. Ostrosky said.
“The mortality rate seems to be very high so far,” he continued. “So if we do have a patient with the virus, all we can do is a supportive treatment to help them heal their symptoms and try and get over the virus on their own.”
So far there are no documented cases in the
“The guidance we've been given here in the