An epidemiologist’s view on MERS outbreaks

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29 deaths attributed to the MERS outbreak have been reported in South Korea with 180 cases of MERS in total. Besides the human toll, there is also the economic impact. The South Korean government is forking over $13 billion to try to boost the crippled economy. Epidemiologist Trish Perl investigated MERS in Saudi Arabia shortly after that country had an outbreak of its own. CCTV’s Mike Walter spoke to Doctor Trish Perl about the lessons learned and how far we still have to go to understand MERS.

An epidemiologist's view on MERS outbreaks

An epidemiologist's view on MERS outbreaks

Twenty nine deaths have been reported in South Korea with 180 cases in total. Besides the human toll is the economic impact. The government is pumping $13 billion to try to boost the crippled economy. Epidemiologist Trish Perl investigated MERS in Saudi Arabia shortly after it broke out. CCTV's Mike Walter spoke to Doctor Trish Perl about the lessons learned and how far we still have to go to understand the disease.