Awareness against MERS emphasised

29 June 2015

The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) has once again given a wake-up call to Bangladeshi authorities to take a foolproof preparation and raise awareness.
Last year, this unique coronavirus was a cause for concern ahead of Hajj preparation. This time, it returned to haunt the authorities after South Korea onslaught.
South Korea has confirmed 182 cases resulting to 31 deaths in the largest outbreak of this deadly virus outside Saudi Arabia where it was first identified in 2012.
World Health Organization says the understanding of this new virus and the disease it causes globally is still evolving. Bangladesh's health ministry on Sunday convened a meeting with minister Mohammed Nasim in the chair to take stock of possibilities of the virus spreading in the country and preparations made thereof.

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