MERS VIRUS

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus

Location

there is no definite location of the origin but many people believe that it comes from bats,

it was first reported in saudi arubia in 2012, many of the cases take place in the middle east

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/262538.php

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how to catch the mers virus

MERS-CoV has spread from ill people to others through close contact, such as caring for or living with an infected person.

http://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/MERS/about/transmission.html

symptoms of the mers virus

A typical case of MERS consists of fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Pneumonia is a common finding on examination.

www.who.int/csr/disease/coronavirus.../faq/en/

most likely people to get infected

there are no certain groups that are more likely than others but most of the cases are in the middle east.

if you come in close contact with someone who has the virus then you need to go to a doctors office as fast as possible