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GlobalPost Interviews WHO Technical Lead On MERS

“To put [the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) coronavirus] in perspective and to understand what’s happening and what could happen next, GlobalPost spoke with Dr. Anthony Mounts, WHO’s technical lead on the coronavirus,” the news service reports. Mounts discusses why the agency established an emergency committee to examine MERS, how the virus is similar to SARS, and the likelihood of the virus becoming a pandemic, among other issues, according to the interview transcript (DeFraia, 7/11).