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"Middle East respiratory syndrome"




  1. photo US hospital workers exposed to deadly MERS virus that has no cureUS hospital workers exposed to deadly MERS virus that has no cureNews
    . ClickOrlando.com reports that the MERS virus, also known as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, can kill up to one-third of people who contract it, and it has no known cure.The disease is said to have originatedRead more
  2. photo South Korea quarantines 2,300-plus people, closes 1,800 schools as deadly MERS epidemic spreadsSouth Korea quarantines 2,300-plus people, closes 1,800 schools as deadly MERS epidemic spreadsNews
    of MERS, also known as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, has decided to put some of its residents into isolation as well as shut down a number of schools in response to about 87 confirmed casesRead more
  3. photo MERS outbreak hits 30% death rate as pandemic spreads in Saudi ArabiaMERS outbreak hits 30% death rate as pandemic spreads in Saudi ArabiaNews
    most affected, has now had 339 confirmed cases of MERS, of which 102 have been fatal.Middle East Respiratory SyndromeMERS stands for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome and it has no known treatmentsRead more
  4. photo UN warns the world to be prepared for upcoming global Ebola outbreaksUN warns the world to be prepared for upcoming global Ebola outbreaksNews
    in wild animals and crossed to humans when such animals were sold at food markets in China. Similarly, the emerging disease known as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, which has killed more than 350 peopleRead more
  5. photo NYPD releases toxic gases on non-consenting guinea pig citizens in subway 'attack drill'NYPD releases toxic gases on non-consenting guinea pig citizens in subway 'attack drill'News
    -- no, not an attack by some unknown terrorist cell from the Middle East, but one initiated by the New York Police Department (NYPD).According to new reports, the NYPD, in conjunction with a prominent federally-runRead more
  6. photo SARS-like virus MERS-CoV threatens globally with deadly results in the latest pandemic scare - What you need to protect yourselfSARS-like virus MERS-CoV threatens globally with deadly results in the latest pandemic scare - What you need to protect yourselfNews
    Like a ticking time bomb, the World Health Organization (WHO) warns of a deadly new coronavirus known as Middle East Respiratory Symptom Coronavirus, or MERS-CoV, that has reared its ugly headRead more
  7. photo Two hospital workers who fell sick after coming into contact with MERS patient test negative for deadly virusTwo hospital workers who fell sick after coming into contact with MERS patient test negative for deadly virusNews
    A pair of American hospital workers who got sick after coming in contact with a patient suffering from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS, have since tested negative for the virus, which canRead more
  8. photo Deadly MERS virus spreading out of control in Saudi Arabia, leaps to Egypt as global pandemic beginsDeadly MERS virus spreading out of control in Saudi Arabia, leaps to Egypt as global pandemic beginsNews
    immune systems, high population density, high-speed international travel and systemic abuse of antibiotics by medical professionals. Drug-resistant superbugs like MERS (Middle East Respiratory SyndromeRead more
  9. photo One third to die by plague or famine; one third will fall by the sword; one third to be scattered to every windOne third to die by plague or famine; one third will fall by the sword; one third to be scattered to every windNews
    surveillance practices."MERS mutates into airborne pathogenFrom TheWeek.com: (6)Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) may be airborne... "These data show evidence for the presence of the airborne MERSRead more

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Middle East respiratory syndrome

Disease

Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) is a viral respiratory infection caused by the newly identified MERS-coronavirus (MERS-CoV). MERS-CoV is a betacoronavirus derived from bats. Camels have been shown to have antibodies to MERS-CoV, but the exact source of infection in camels has not been identified. A strain of MERS-CoV known as HCoV-EMC/2012 found in the first patient in London in 2012...More