U.N. experts warn of 'critical knowledge gaps' on Saudi MERS virus

February 23, 2015 1:15 PM

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U.N. experts warn of 'critical knowledge gaps' on Saudi MERS virus

LONDON (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has not done enough to investigate and control a deadly new MERS virus that has killed hundreds of people there and remains in many ways a mystery, United Nations health experts said on Monday.

Cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) are surging again, but Saudi health officials and scientists appear unable to explain where the infections start and how they spread, the UN experts said.

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