John Treanor, professor of medicine, said, "what is means is at the moment, there does not appear to be a risk that there would be widespread disease outside the Arabian Pennisula. So, unlike a pandemic of influenza, the cases all appear to be closely linked to eachother. That could change, but that's why we need to keep a close on this."
Scientists do not know exactly how MERS spreads, but they don't believe it's from casual contact.
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