Threat of MERS may be lessening. - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2

Threat of MERS may be lessening.

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(NBC) At a recent meeting of the world health organization, officials said the spike in MERS cases the middle east experienced during the month of April seems to have decreased -- and there's no evidence of sustained human-to-human transmission.

They said more efforts need to be made to contain the illness in healthcare settings, such as hospitals and care facilities. Also, plans are being made now to prevent the spread of MERS  at the Hajj, an annual pilgrimage to Mecca and the biggest gathering of Muslims in the world each year.

An estimated eleven thousand americans will make the trip this October.  
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