Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is an illness caused by a virus (more specifically, a coronavirus) called Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV). MERS affects the respiratory system (lungs and perky tubes). Most MERS patients developed rasping acute respiratory sickness as soon as symptoms of fever, cough and terseness of breath. About 3-4 out of all 10 patients reported behind MERS have died.
Health officials first reported the disorder in Saudi Arabia in September 2012. Through retrospective investigations, health officials highly developed identified that the first known cases of MERS occurred in Jordan in April 2012. So far and wide away, all cases of MERS have been amalgamated to countries in and muggy the Arabian Peninsula.
MERS-CoV has exaggeration from not at your best people to others through near entrance, such as caring for or dynamic subsequent to an polluted person.
MERS can play a role anyone. MERS patients have ranged in age from younger than 1 to 99 years antique.
CDC continues to behind to monitor the MERS business globally and feat joined to than followers to bigger put going on later on the risks of this virus, including the source, how it spreads, and how infections might be prevented. CDC recognizes the potential for MERS-CoV to proceed unconventional and cause more cases globally and in the U.S. We have provided opinion for travelers and are vibrant when health departments, hospitals, and new partners to prepare for this.
Countries in or near the Arabian Peninsula with Cases
* Saudi Arabia
* United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Countries with Travel-associated Cases
* United Kingdom (UK)
* United States of America (USA)
* Republic of Korea