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CDC - Coronavirus - Middle East Respiratory Syndrome - MERS-CoV

CDC - Coronavirus - Middle East Respiratory Syndrome - MERS-CoV

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, Genomics & Public Health

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)
Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)? CDC information
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MERS Co-V genomes reveal complex transmission patterns,External Web Site Icon Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Sep 20
Genomic analysis of MERS coronavirus reveals transmission,External Web Site Icon by Dr Philippa Brice, PHG Foundation, Sep 23

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)

This website was last updated September 27, 2013 11:30 AM EDT
Photo: MERS-CoV particles as seen by negative stain electron microscopy. Virions contain characteristic club-like projections emanating from the viral membrane.Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is viral respiratory illness first reported in Saudi Arabia in 2012. It is caused by a coronavirus called MERS-CoV. Most people who have been confirmed to have MERS-CoV infection developed severe acute respiratory illness. They had fever, cough, and shortness of breath. About half of these people died.
So far, all the cases have been linked to four countries in or near the Arabian Peninsula. No cases have been identified in the U.S. This virus has spread from ill people to others through close contact. However, the virus has not shown to spread in a sustained way in communities. The situation is still evolving.
CDC is working with partners to better understand the risks of this virus, including the source, how it spreads, and how infections might be prevented. CDC has provided information for travelers and is working with health departments, hospitals, and other partners to prepare for possible cases in the United States.

MERS Cases and Deaths,
April 2012 - Present

Current as of September 27, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT
Countries Cases (Deaths)
France 2 (1)
Italy 1 (0)
Jordan 2 (2)
Qatar 5 (3)
Saudi Arabia 108 (47)
Tunisia 3 (1)
United Kingdom (UK) 3 (2)
United Arab Emirates (UAE) 6 (2)
Total 130 (58)
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