It's the end of the month, the end of the week and the start of the new day of CNN STUDENT NEWS.
I'm Carl Azuz.
First up, three suspicious letters,
one was sent to President Obama, the other two were sent to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and to an organization he founded.
Initial tests on those two letters indicated they were tainted with a poison called ricin.
As of yesterday afternoon, officials hadn't said whether ricin was found on the letter addressed to the White House, although they did say the letters were similar.
Ricin seriously dangerous.
Even a tiny amount of it can kill someone in two days or less by shutting down respiratory or circulatory systems.
There is no known antidote for it.
You might remember a month or so ago, letters tainted with ricin were sent to the president and other officials.
Authorities don't think there is a connection between that and the new letter sent to President Obama.
Today's "Shoutout" goes out to Ms. Dunn's morning meeting group at Tech Prep Academy in Washington, D.C.
Now, where will you find Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates?
Are they on the Iberian Peninsula, Strait of Messina, Arabian Peninsula or Horn of Africa?
You got 3 seconds, go.
Those are three of the countries that make up the Arabian Peninsula.
That's your answer and that is your Shoutout.
Health officials say that region seems to be the starting point for a dangerous new virus.
In order to fight diseases, scientists need information.
Right now, they don't know where this virus started, they don't know how it's spread.
Mary Snow explains what is known about what's becoming a medical mystery.
Hollywood movies like "Contagion" are sobering reminders of the real threat of deadly viruses.
So there's no treatment protocol and no vaccine at this time.
Reports of a new strain of the coronavirus overseas is nowhere near the movie version of an outbreak.
So far, there are no reported cases in the United States.
Its name, the Middle East Respiratory System Coronavirus.
The World Health Organization is calling it a threat to the world.
This is a grave concern to us here internationally at WHO because there are so many unknowns around the virus which so far has killed 55 percent of the confirmed cases.
Cases have been linked from the Middle East to the UK, Germany, France and Tunisia.
So far, 27 people have died, with the largest number in Saudi Arabia.
making you feel that something illegal is happening or that something is wrong
I am suspicious of his intentions.
to spoil something, especially food or blood, by adding a harmful substance, or to spoil people's opinion of someone
Such assurances have done little to quiet fears that Connell continues to taint the air.
a chemical, especially a drug, that limits the effects of a poison
He took an antidote for the poison.
a particular area or part of the world, or any of the large official areas into which a country is divided
Most of the countries in the region have unstable economies.
the system of rules and acceptable behaviour used at official ceremonies and occasions
It was a gross breach of protocol.