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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Subjects vaccinated with INO-4700 displayed robust levels of MERS antigen-specific antibody and T cell responses at week 14 (two weeks post-third dose).
The United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention said MERS likely spreads from an infected person's respiratory secretions, such as through coughing.
There were also no significant differences in terms of knowledge of MERS but respondents who had previously provided care for MERS patients were more likely to agree that the job put them at risk and were more afraid of being infected (p = 0.016 and p = 0.040, respectively) (data not shown in tables).
Hundreds were killed and thousands were infected of Mers which was first identified in Saudi Arabia in April 2012, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said, adding that Mers has been traced in camels in the Middle East; and in bats in South Korea.
The MERS virus was first identified in Saudi Arabia in 2012 and has so far claimed 400 lives.
However, the Saudi government has declared zero MERS infection among the Hajj pilgrims for the past three years.
In another recent development in the fight against MERS, researchers developed experimental vaccines that combat the virus in mice and monkeys.
He was transferred immediately to the RITM when tests yielded positive for MERS.
"Limited data on the clinical presentation of MERS are available; most published clinical information to date is from critically ill patients.
Abu Dhabi - Seven cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) infection, including one death, were reported in the UAE in the first half of 2015, a great reduction from 50 cases reported by the World Health Organisation (WHO) during the same period last year.
"Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) is a viral respiratory disease caused by a novel coronavirus (MERSaCoV) that was first identified in Saudi Arabia in 2012," reports the World Health Organization.
TOKYO, June 26 (KUNA) -- China's first confirmed Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) patient was discharged from hospital and returned to South Korea on Friday, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.