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FAQs on the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)

FAQs on the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)

What is the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)?

The viral respiratory disease, Middle East respiratory syndrome or MERS is known to be caused by a coronavirus called MERS-CoV. It was first discovered in 2012, in Saudi Arabia. These viruses belong to a large family of viruses recognized for causing common cold, flu, and acute respiratory syndrome. The source of the virus MERS-CoV is still not clear though.