Thursday, 11 June 2015

MERS - Middle-East Respiratory Syndrome

Why in news?
South Korea reported its 7th death from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and the number of infected has crossed a 100. 
[10 June 2015]

Know all about MERS:

  • Middle - East Respiratory Syndrome
  • Coronavirus (CoV)
  • Different from SARS

  • Respiratory illness - fever, cough, short breath
  • Does not easily spread from one person to another.
  • But High fatality rate
  • In 2012, first detected in Saudi Arabia
  • Led to several deaths in Middle East and Europe in 2014



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