Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)

Genetically related to SARS virus, MERS was first discovered in Bisha, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It has been found in dromedary camels and bats.

It has been found in following nine countries; France, Germany, Italy, Jordan, KSA, Qatar, Tunisia, UAE and the UK It has a 50% fatality rate.

It is a disease which is spread through humans and it has the potential to become a pandemic. 76% of MERS patients have reported to have at least one medical conditions like; diabetes, hypertension, chronic cardiac disease and chronic renal disease.

MERS starts of like a cold and gradually progresses to pneumonia like the acute respiratory distress syndrome. So if you live in any of the nine countries, have any medical condition and you seem to have chills, sore throat, myalgia, fever, cough  arthralgia, diarrhea, or respiratory problems for more than 5 days, it is necessary for you to consult a doctor.

MERS Corona Virus

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