All clinicians face at least some risk of contracting potentially serious infectious diseases from patients.

The recent surfacing of 2 cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in the U.S. serves as a reminder of the danger. 

On May 2 and 11, the first and second cases were confirmed in travelers from Saudi Arabia to the U.S. The 2 cases are not linked, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. MERS is caused by a coronavirus. Infected individuals develop severe acute respiratory illness. About 30% of MERS patients have died.

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