MERS is not a pandemic, experts say

More deaths from the novel coronavirus Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)  have been reported this week,  but the infection is unlikely to have pandemic potential because human-to-human transmission rates are low, researchers say.

The death of a 49-year old man last week  in London from the infection brought the total death toll to 43, out of 77 cases of MERS-CoV, authorities said.

The patient, a Qatari national was reported to have visited Saudi Arabia and was treated in intensive care in Qatar before being