An Indian guest laborer works with a camel at his Saudi employer’s farm. Saudi Arabia has urged its citizens and foreigners to wear masks and gloves when dealing with camels to avoid spreading MERS. PHOTOGRAPH BY FAYEZ NURELDINE, AFP/GETTY
MIKE, MIKE, MIKE, MIKE, MIKE! Guess what day it is! Guess what day it is! And guess what Mike, Hump Days are numbered and I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
Focus on the Camels
Two years ago, the virus didn’t even have a name. A year ago it had infected roughly 50 people, half of whom died. Now, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome has been confirmed in more than 600 people, and killed nearly 30 percent of its victims.