Mosquitos have a horrible reputation for not only being an annoyance, but carrying any number of highly infectious diseases. Project Premonition , a research project launched by Microsoft, however, aims to use their blood-sucking nature to help stop the spread of diseases before they reach epidemic status.
The latest MERS outbreak happened last month when a traveler, who was infected, returned to Korea after visiting Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. He went to four hospitals before he was officially diagnosed on May 20. 154 had been affected in South Korea, and 19 had died.