Ramel has been trying to keep track of the MERS virus and apparently the first case of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome has been detected in Lebanon. Health Minister Wael Abu Faour has stressed that there is no need to panic. However, the virus causes coughing, fever, and pneumonia. It has killed 117 people in Saudi Arabia since it was detected in September 2012. There have been cases in Qatar, Kuwait, Jordan, United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, Oman, Tunisia, France, Germany, Spain, Italy and Britain. Read more on what is going on at The Daily Star.