publication . Article . Conference object . 2016

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV)

Mercer, Amanda; Gleasner, Cheryl; Erkkila, Tracy; Johnson, Shannon; Jaradat, Saied; Haddad, Hazem; Cui, Helen;
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  • Published: 31 Dec 2016 Journal: Saudi Medical Journal, volume 40, issue 2, pages 207-207 (issn: 0379-5284, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Saudi Medical Journal
Abstract
The Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) as a causative agent of severe lower respiratory tract infection in humans, considered as a global threat, especially against to Persian Gulf countries. Since its discovery in 2012, MERS-CoV has spread 27 countries affecting about 1800 people and caused more than 600 deaths in worldwide. In comparison to SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome), MERS-CoV appears to have a higher mortality rate (40% versus 10%) and is particularly more severe in patients with underlying medical conditions. Until now, the most MERS-CoV cases (more than 85 percent) have had a history of travel or residence in the Middle Ea...
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Medical Subject Headings: virusesvirus diseases
free text keywords: WHO News Release, Article, Middle East respiratory syndrome, MERS-CoV, Acute respiratory illness, SARS, Microbiology, QR1-502, Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus, medicine.disease_cause, medicine, Virology, business.industry, business
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