MERS

Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome

Increase in global travel plays a major role in disease spread and transmission.

 

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is a viral respiratory illness that is new to humans. There is no specific antiviral treatment recommended for MERS-CoV infection.

 

It was first reported in Saudi Arabia in 2012 and has since spread to several other countries, including the Republic of Korea and the United States – CDC