Any time you have a chance to enroll in a course taught by Helen Branswell of The Canadian Press, sign up fast. Via InfoTel. News: MERS 101: If you've missed it until now, there's a new disease afoot. Excerpt:
It may have been tugging at your attention, popping up in newspaper articles or online news reports you've seen out of the corner of your eye. But with so much other news to pay attention to, you may not have turned your focus to a little bug called MERS.
If so, you're not alone. The virus's recent North American debut — in two sick travellers who have arrived in the United States over the past couple of weeks — seems to have turned up the heat under a long simmering story that has garnered modest attention until now.
So if you are catching up on this MERS situation, here are some things you ought to know:
Click through and start taking notes. This will be on the final.