Middle East Respiratory Syndrome: MERS

Emine Parlak
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Abstract


Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) is a newly emerging respiratory virus. It was first identified in Saudi Arabia in 2012. MERS-CoV infection is characterized by a spectrum of illness ranging from mild to acute and fulminant disease. The majority of patients present with fever, fever with chills/rigors, cough, shortness of breath, and dry cough. Cases of human-to-human transmission have been documented. There is currently no specific treatment and vaccination for MERS-CoV infection. Surveillance and infection-control measures are of vital importance to an ef­ficient public health response. J Microbiol Infect Dis 2015;5(2): 93-98

Key words: Coronavirus, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, MERS-CoV polymerase-chain-reaction, respiratory symptoms


Keywords


Coronavirus, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, MERS-CoV polymerase-chain-reaction, respiratory symptoms

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5799/ahinjs.02.2015.02.0184

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