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10 things you need to know about the Mers

May 15, 2014 - 1:14am

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PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO

The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) virus (above) has claimed its first victim in Malaysia, a 54-year-old man who died in a Johor hospital in April.

It has infected two in the US, while the Netherlands saw its first case on Tuesday.

Though Singapore has yet to be hit, this does not mean we are safe.

The New Paper highlights 10 things you need to know about the Mers virus.

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