MERS


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MERS

(mûrz)
n.
A severe, contagious respiratory illness caused by a coronavirus, characterized by fever, cough, and shortness of breath, first identified in Saudi Arabia.
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Inovio's MERS vaccine induced full protection from a live virus challenge in a preclinical study, earlier this year.
MERS is a viral respiratory disease caused by a novel coronavirus.
During February-June 2013, specimens from MERS PUIs were tested at CDPH for MERS-CoV by using an in-house real-time reverse transcription PCR (rRT-PCR) assay that amplified the following 3 targets in the MERS-CoV genome: UpE, N2, and N3 (11).
The injections, made from MERS virus DNA and protein, triggered the production of virus-attacking antibodies, and may inform the design of human MERS vaccines, the researchers report July 28 in Nature Communications.
It is very unlikely that an epidemic of MERS will occur in the U.
Individuals, especially healthcare workers, that may have been exposed to MERS patients must seek medical care and self-quarantine at an early time during the disease course.
The ministry also said three more patients with MERS had died, taking the South Korean death toll to 19.
The MERS virus has since spread throughout the Arabian Peninsula, the U.
However, dental clinicians are an important part of the health care system and should be knowledgeable of MERS and other transmissible diseases.
There is no vaccine or specific treatment for MERS.
The man likely contracted MERS from a man in Indiana who was hospitalized in late April with the first known U.
Q: How do I know the difference between MERS and a regular cold or flu?