Clinical evaluation of suspected MERS cases
Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is viral respiratory illness first reported in Saudi Arabia in 2012. It is caused by a coronavirus called MERS-CoV. Most people who have been confirmed to have MERS-CoV infection developed severe acute respiratory illness. They had fever, cough, and shortness of breath. About 30 percent of these people died.
CDC issues health advisory related to confirmed MERS
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on May 3 issued the following health advisory related to the first confirmed case in the United States of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)..