Published on Apr 25, 2014
A deadly new virus spreading across the Gulf states is baffling scientists.
Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS, is known as a coronavirus because of its crown-like shape under a microscope.
Every day sees new infections in several countries and in recent weeks deaths have been reported in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
The World Health Organisation has offered to send experts to both countries to assess the spread of the virus and the risk.
MERS is considered to be less ...
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