Global health officials are voicing concerns about a deadly new SARS-like virus.

FOX's Colleen Cappon reports in this edition of "Housecall for Health":

The World Health Organization is calling the Middle Eastern virus MERS, a threat to the entire world. The death toll is rising from the SARS-like coronavirus, and so far, more than half of those who have been diagnosed with MERS have died. Symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Scientists don't know how the virus is spread, but so far cases are confirmed in eight countries.

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Housecall for Health, I'm Colleen Cappon, FOX News Radio.