L.A. County Health Officials Alert Local Providers of MERS Outbreak; Experts Say Illness Not a Concern for Americans
On Friday, Los Angeles County health officials issued an alert to local hospitals and doctors to be on the lookout for patients with respiratory illnesses who have recently travelled abroad, amid the growing number of Middle East respiratory syndrome, or MERS, cases in South Korea. However, health experts say U.S. residents are unlikely to contact the illness even if they have travelled in infected regions.
- "L.A. County Health Officials Urge Hospitals To Be Vigilant for MERS" (Abram, Los Angele Daily News, 6/10).
- "Americans Are Unlikely To Contract MERS, Health Experts Say" (Karlamangla/Kim, Los Angeles Times, 6/15).