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California is low-risk for MERS, health official says
Orange County Register

The risk of Middle East respiratory syndrome spreading to California is very low, Karen Smith, the state’s top health officer, said Monday. MERS, the deadly virus that is circulating overseas, has made headlines over the last month as it spreads through health facilities in South Korea, killing 16 people and infecting 150 in the largest outbreak outside the Middle East. It has not spread outside of South Korea’s hospitals into the wider community.