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Top Trenders: 18 Countries, Including U.S., Confirm MERS Cases

The WHO issued a more urgent warning about the spread of the potentially deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS.
Here are your Top Trenders for Thursday, May 15th!

NUMBER 5 - SEPTEMBER 11TH MEMORIAL MUSEUM
Nearly 13 years after the attack that forever changed America, the National September 11th Memorial Museum will open soon at Ground Zero in New York. Here's a look at the construction of the memorial museum - from the foundation until now. President Obama and the first lady will be on hand for a dedication ceremony today. The museum will be open privately for six days, so the families of victims and first responders can see it before the public opening.

NUMBER 4 - PISTORIUS TO UNDERGO MENTAL EVALUATION
Oscar Pistorius' murder trial has been put on hold so he can undergo a month long psychiatric evaluation. The Blade Runner's mental health is in question, after an expert witness for his defense said she believed Pistorius has an anxiety disorder. The psychiatrist testified that Pistorius may have had a disorder since he was an infant, stemming partly from the amputation of his lower legs because of a genetic defect.

NUMBER 3 - CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES SPREAD
Record heat, strong winds, and low humidity are fueling several fires across southern California. Firefighters are working as fast as they can to get the wildfires under control, but weather conditions aren't letting up. Helicopters are dropping water from the air. Thousands of homes are threatened, along with a university campus, a nuclear power plant, a military base, and the Lego Land Theme Park. So far there are no reports of fatalities or major injuries.

NUMBER 2 - CASEY KASEM FOUND
Days after he left a nursing home, radio icon Casey Kasem has been found in Washington state, but exactly where remains a mystery. Seattle sheriff's deputies performed a welfare check Tuesday. They found Casey and his wife and the couple said they were on vacation. After determining Casey was not in distress and was getting appropriate care, the deputies left. A rep for one of Kasem's daughters said the family still has "grave concerns about his medical care."

NUMBER 1 - MERS WARNING
The World Health Organization issued a more urgent warning Wednesday about the spread of the potentially deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS. Eighteen countries, including the U.S., are now reporting cases. Health officials say hundreds of people may have been exposed to the MERS virus by flying on planes. Experts say it takes sustained, close contact with a patient to catch it. The incubation period for MERS is two to 14 days.
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