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[Update: And today a third case was confirmed in Illinois The patient was someone in contact with the first US MERS patient] You may be wondering what the hoopla is about if there are only three cases in the US Let me tell you What is MERS MERS is a respiratory disease that is caused by the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus" (MERS-CoV) MERS is in the same family of viruses as SARS and the common cold but it appears so far to be less transmissible The virus first appeared in Saudi Arabia in 2012 and to date there are over 500 lab-confirmed cases of the disease worldwide and more than 145 people have died The virus has spread to other countries in the Arabian Peninsula and it’s thought to have originated from camels What are the symptoms Shortness of breath fever and coughing In some cases it can be fatal with 30% of people contracting the disease dying but the first US patient in Indiana has fully recovered and is discharged from the hospital How severe a case is likely depends on the initial health of the person who contracts it How did the virus get to the United States In both cases the virus was imported into the United States by people living in Saudi Arabia who work in health care settings The second patient in Florida flew from Jeddah to London and then Boston From there the patient traveled to Atlanta and then Orlando During travel the patient and started feeling symptoms When the patient arrived at the emergency room of a Florida hospital on May 8 they were put into isolation and the patient is currently in stable condition The CDC has frequently said that cases of MERS in the US have been expected so the arrival is not a surprise The third case as mentioned was someone in contact with the first US MERS patient in Illinois On desktop roll over this graphic to get a closer look; on mobile click to zoom Heather Jones How is the virus transmitted What we know about the virus is that human transmission appears to only occur when someone has direct contact with an infected person That could mean treating a patient in their home or in a hospital setting Still the health care workers in Indiana who interacted with the MERS patient have twice tested negative for the virus Am I at risk The CDC says the risk for Americans is extremely low The CDC released a travel alert for the Arabian Peninsula reminding travelers to pay attention to their health before and after their trip However health care workers serving in the Middle East are recommended to take necessary precautions to protect themselves from infection The CDC currently has a team in Indiana and Florida to monitor the infection as well as a team in Saudi Arabia studying the disease But what if I recently traveled to the Arabian Peninsula How do I know if I’m infected The incubation period for the disease is around five to 14 days If within 14 days after traveling to these countries you experience symptoms of respiratory illness you can check with your health care provider and explain your recent travel But again so far the disease appears to transmit when someone has direct contact with an infected person usually caring for that person Is there going to be an outbreak in the US soon Infectious disease experts don’t appear to think so Take SARS as a model: the disease started in Southern China in the early 2000s resulted in over 8000 cases and 774 deaths But only eight cases made it to the United States and none of those patients died from the disease MERS is less virulent than SARS and the spread of SARS was aided by the existence of “superspreaders” who were people who spread the virus in much more excessive amounts than others according to Dr Amesh Adalja an infectious disease physician with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center who specializes in pandemic policy There are currently no MERS superspreaders “This disease doesnt spread efficiently Its hostile but it seems casual contacts have not been becoming ill” says Dr Adalja So I don’t need to freak out right now Take a deep breath The fact that there are three cases of MERS in the United States is more of a message to health care workers If a patient comes in complaining of severe respiratory symptoms it’s a good idea to ask them where they’ve traveled As for the rest of us the usual hygiene rules come into play The CDC recommends the following: Contact us at [email protected] Award winner Lupita Nyong’o and recent Golden Globe nominee David Oyelowo have been cast in the film version of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel Americanah The casting reported by Variety is another step forward for the cinematic adaptation of Adichie’s celebrated book which the New York Times Book Review deemed one of 2013’s 10 best Americanah tells the story of Ifemelu and Obinze two lovers in Nigeria who reflect on their relationship and experiences emigrating to America and the United Kingdom respectively Nyong’o has been attached to the project since June Oyelowo just signed on after recently appearing in Interstellar A Most Violent Year and Selma for which he received a Golden Globe nomination [Variety] Write to Laura Stampler at [email protected] one of those primitive planets the Enterprise crew would occasionally stumble upon (and where they would have to make sure thanks to the Prime Directive not to use their futuristic knowledge and gear to alter the civilizations normal course of development) the birth of Star Trek seems now to date from an almost prehistoric television era Creator Gene Roddenberry pitched his space-adventure series to the networks as a "Wagon Train to the Stars" a nod to the westerns that were still the gold standard in popular TV drama in the 1960s The special effects were almost comically low-techall those toy-chest phaser guns tin-foil headpieces for the aliens and stock shots of crew members getting jostled in the corridor whenever an explosion rocked the ship (Seatbelts werent required in cars yet much less spaceships) The Enterprise never actually landed on any of the planets it visitedcrew members were "beamed" there insteadfor the simple reason that the special effects would have been too costly "Space: the final frontier" intoned William Shatner in the shows famous opening announcing the USS Enterprises five-year mission to explore new worlds to seek out new civilizations to "boldly go where no man has gone before" But the mission ended in 1969 after just three seasons when NBC canceled the series because of low ratings that today in the fragmented cable world would have been hailed as a smash success Yet Star Trek had an unlikely rebirth and journeyed on to become the most durable cult hit in TV history The series got a second wind in syndicated reruns; then came a Saturday-morning cartoon series (with the voices of most of the original cast); then in 1979 the first of six feature films reuniting the TV crew on the big screen A sequel to the original series Star Trek: The Next Generation debuted in 1987 and became the highest-rated series in syndicated (off-network) television That was followed by three more TV series and six more movies featuring both the Next Generation cast and a new set of actors portraying the original Enterprise crew in their younger days Yet another feature filmthe 13th Star Trek Beyondwill hit theaters in July 2016 The show was a merchandising bonanza spawning such items as paperback novelizations of Trek episodes T-shirts action figures models of the starship Enterprise commemorative coins video games and Star Trek chess sets The first Star Trek convention held at New Yorks Statler Hilton hotel in January 1972 drew 3000 fans; within two years attendance at the annual get-together had quadrupled Familiar lines"Beam me up Scotty" (which was never actually spoken in precisely those words on the show); "Live long and prosper" Mr Spocks Vulcan valedictorybecame national catchphrases Enthusiasts wrote books analyzing the shows episodes and ethos; cast members turned out memoirs of their days on the series The shows futuristic gadgetry anticipated real-life innovations such as cellphones and medical scanning technology NASA originally intended to name its first shuttle craft the Constitution After Trek fans launched a letter-writing campaign in 1976 the space agency switched to the more popular choice: Enterprise But Star Trek was always more than just a sci-fi nerds love object The series was born in the midst of the turbulent 1960s and its outer-space adventures often reflected and commented on the issues of that divisive decade: the Vietnam War civil rights Cold War politics the budding environmental movement The show had an idealistic 60s counterculture mind-set imagining a 23rd-century world in which humans had outgrown war and prejudice "We must learn to live together or most certainly we will soon all die together" was how Roddenberry who died in 1991 expressed the shows message "Although Star Trek had to entertain or go off the air we believed our format was unique enough to allow us to challenge and stimulate the audience" Star Trek proved that an outer-space action show could appeal to our intelligence tackle serious issuesand in a troubled time offer some hope for the future Roddenberry a Texas-born former Pan Am pilot and press officer for the Los Angeles Police Department began writing scripts in the 1950s for TV shows like Dragnet Dr Kildare and Have Gun Will Travel A science-fiction buff since junior high school he had the idea for a series that would mix the anthology format of sci-fi shows like The Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits with a cast of continuing charactersa kind of Gullivers Travels of the future as he once described it He took the idea first to program executives at CBS who quizzed him for two hours about his plans for the show and then told him goodbye and bought Lost in Space instead He had better luck at NBC which ordered up a pilot episode Titled "The Cage" the show starred Jeffrey Hunter (a feature-film star who had appeared with John Wayne in The Searchers and played Jesus Christ in King of Kings) as a starship captain named Pike who is taken captive on a planet whose inhabitants want to use him to breed a new race The network rejected the show as "too cerebral" but liked the concept enough to give Roddenberry another chance with a second pilot The second go-round featured an almost entirely new cast Replacing Hunter (who decided that starring in a science-fiction series would be a bad career move) Roddenberry cast William Shatner a Canadian actor with substantial stage and screen experience as Capt James T Kirk Joining him on the bridge was a conspicuously international crew: a Scottish chief engineer (James Doohan) a Japanese helmsman (George Takei) and an African-American communications chief (Nichelle Nichols) as well as a nondenominational ships doctor played in the pilot by Paul Fix and later by DeForest Kelley Only one cast member remained from the original pilot: Leonard Nimoy as the half-Vulcan half-human Mr Spock NBC wanted to drop him too complaining that Nimoys pointy ears and sinister eyebrows made him look "satanic" But Roddenberry insisted on keeping him "I felt we couldnt do a space show without at least one person on board who constantly reminded you that you are out in space and in a world of the future" he said "NBC finally agreed to do the second pilot with Spock in it saying ʻWell kind of keep him in the background" Spock with his scrupulously logical mind and exotic Vulcan powers soon became the shows most popular character Unlike most TV shows of the day which could reuse props and sets from other cop shows or westerns or sitcoms Star Trek had to create virtually an entire new world from scratch The layout of the Enterprise was mapped out in detail Roddenberry obsessed over the verisimilitude of the gadgets costumes and terminology Keeping ahead of real-life technology proved to be a challenge The hand weapons carried by the crew were originally called lasers When Roddenberry realized that real-life lasers might become commonplace within a few years he made a last-minute switch and called them "phasers" "We didnt want people saying to us three years from now ʻOh come on now lasers cant do that" he explained Roddenberry delivered his second pilot in January 1966 and this time NBC picked it up for the fall schedule Star Trek made its network debut on Thursday night September 8 opposite My Three Sons and Bewitched (The first episode was not the pilot but another episode called "The Man Trap" in which the crew encounter a vampire-like alien that sucks its victims dry of body salt NBC wanted a monster) Initial reaction was not encouraging "Star Trek obviously solicits all-out suspension of disbelief but it wont work" wrote Variety "Even within its sci-fi frame of reference it was an incredible and dreary mess of confusion and complexities" Ratings were just good enough to win the series a renewal but by the middle of its second season NBC was ready to cancel it A fervent letter-writing campaign from fans persuaded the network to reverse itselfthe first recorded instance of an audience campaign saving a doomed TV show But it was only a temporary reprieve For its third season the shows budget was cut Roddenberry stepped away from day-to-day involvement and by most lights the shows quality declined drastically By the end of season three cancellation was a foregone conclusion In its three seasons Star Trek had produced just 79 episodes but that was enough to sell the reruns in syndication There they proved amazingly popular and pressure started to build to bring the series back Instead prompted by the success of Star Wars Paramount (which had acquired the rights to the series from Desilu the studio that originally produced it) decided to give the Star Trek crew a shot at the big screen The 1979 feature Star Trek: The Motion Picture was only a middling success but its 1982 follow-up Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (with Ricardo Montalbán re-creating a villain he had played in a Trek episode from season one) was a hit both with critics and at the box office The franchise began expanding at warp speed The new iterations surpassed the rather crude original series in many ways Star Trek: The Next Generation with an entirely new crew and cast headed by Royal Shakespeare Company actor Patrick Stewart (and with Roddenberry back in charge) boasted higher production values and more sophisticated sci-fi plots not to mention better ratings than the original ever got And the fourth series Star Trek: Voyager which debuted in 1995 rectified one major shortcoming of the earlier versions: for the first time a woman (Kate Mulgrew) was in command of the ship Still the original series boldly went where few TV shows of its day were going Its multicultural multiracial cast was itself a statement on diversity "Intolerance in the 23rd century Improbable" said Roddenberry "If man survives that long he will have learned to take a delight in the essential differences between men and between cultures" When Pravda complained that the international space crew included no representative of the Soviet Union Roddenberry added Walter Koenig to the cast in season two as the Russian navigator Chekov The space adventures moreover were often thinly disguised allegories for very current social problems In one episode "Let That Be Your Last Battlefield" the Enterprise crew encounter a planet all of whose inhabitants are black on one side white on the other Yet they are riven by racial hatred between those who are black on the right half and those black on the lefta stark if hardly subtle condemnation of racial prejudice In the Cold Warthemed "A Private Little War" Kirk faces a dilemma over whether to supply arms to a primitive people engaged in a guerrilla war to match the guns the Romulans have given to their enemies In another episode Kirk is taken captive by the Romulans and held as a spy after the Enterprise strays into the neutral zonea story inspired by the then-recent North Korean capture of the USS Pueblo "Television was so tightly censored that science fiction was the only way to escape the taboos in politics religion or anything else that was controversial" Roddenberry said "I really dont consider myself a science-fiction writer but Im interested in whats happening on this planet and what may happen In our society were treating man less and less like an individual and more like a social organism" Roddenberrys utopian vision was not always reflected behind the scenes Several writers for the show among them the prominent sci-fi author Harlan Ellison (who wrote the classic time-travel episode "City on the Edge of Forever") fumed at Roddenberrys habit of rewriting scripts so they would conform to his strict conception of the shows characters and message Some cast members complained in later years about Shatners camera-hogging ego and his jealousy of any co-star (especially Nimoy) who upstaged him with more lines Nor did the actors always welcome being typecast for an entire career forced to reprise their characters for years in front of Trek nerds whose obsessive devotion to the show had its creepy side Shatner himself expressed it memorably in a Saturday Night Live sketch from 1986 Appearing at a Star Trek convention TVs Capt Kirk gets testy after too many trivia-obsessed questions from fans "Get a life" he finally blurts out to the shocked fansbefore being chastised by a convention organizer and returning to the microphone to claim that he was of course just playing the "evil Capt Kirk" from the episode "The Enemy Within" The fans were relieved Shatner in the sketch and real life seemed resigned to his Kirkian destiny And Star Trekthe show the movies the franchise the cultachieved a feat that even a Vulcan mind meld couldnt have foreseen It lived long and prospered TIME Books Richard Zoglin is TIMEs theater critic and the author of Hope: Entertainer of the Century Read more in TIMEs special Star Trek: Inside The Most Influential Science Fiction Series Ever Available at retailers and at Amazoncom Contact us at [email protected] They told me at the time it was like stress-induced anorexia.

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