Saudi Arabia not doing enough to combat MERS

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RT – Jesus warned in Matthew Chapter 24 that “Pestilences” would increase in the time of end and that it would be in various places around the Globe. The World Health Organization is Warning that Saudi Arabia is not doing enough to control the spread of the deadly MERS virus, which has infected 50 people this month alone. The virus remains largely shrouded in mystery. Experts,  who are part of an investigative WHO committee said in a joint statement. “Critical gaps in knowledge remain, and several challenges … will require further work,”  “How and why infections occur in the community is yet to be understood, and this is critical for stopping the outbreak.”  Since 2012, more than 1,000 cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) have been reported and almost 400 deaths. Infection has been confirmed in the US, France, the UK and other countries, usually after travel to Saudi Arabia, where the virus was first identified. Preliminary studies have linked the disease to camel milk and urine, but experts say the way the virus is transferred remains unclear. Many of those infected have had no contact with camels, according to researchers. “There are so many aspects of the virus that are still unknown,” said Berhe Tekola, director of the FAO’s animal production and health division.