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What Is MERS? And What Can You Do To Avoid It?

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Our May 22 hour on the troubling — but not yet globally potent — MERS virus prompted a lot of questions. What IS MERS? Should we be worried here in the United States about catching MERS? What threshold does the virus have to cross in order to be considered a global pandemic or health crises?

Our guest, Dr. Tom Frieden — the director of the Centers for Disease Control -- and his organization provided a lot of helpful guides and information for listeners, which we've shared here.

We're collecting your questions throughout the day about MERS, and we'll try and get some answers here as they happen.

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