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Fauci: New Virus Not Yet a 'Threat to the World'

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May 30, 2013
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Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases says the MERS virus isn't yet a 'threat to the world' as the World Health Organization warned. He says it could be if MERS evolves to easily spread among people.


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