MERS

Middle Eastern Catastrophe

Scientific Name: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus


Common Name: MERS-CoV


Mode of Infection: Transmissions by inhaling infected substances, human to human interaction, close contact, also has zoonosis infectious properties, interaction with camels


Symptoms(Sx): Coughing,Shortness of breath, Dyspnea, Diarrhea,High Fever


Location: Origin is Saudi Arabia,Current outbreaks in Saudi Arabia,Riyadh, and Jeddah, General Outbreaks in Qatar,Oman,Jordan,Yeaman,Lebanon,and Iran.


Likely Victims: People within the arabic population in the Arabian Peninsula, Middle Eastern


Treatment or Prevention: Washing hands with soap for 20 seconds, Using hand sanitizer if soap and water isn't available, Avoid touching your eyes,nose,mouth with filthy hands, Avoiding personal contact with infected people, Clean and Disinfect any commonly touched surface or objects


Sources: http://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/MERS/faq.html , http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Middle_East_respiratory_syndrome