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Information about Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)
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    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.) ; National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (U.S.). Division of Viral Diseases. ;
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    What is MERS? -- What is the source of MERS-CoV? -- What are the symptoms and complications that MERS can cause? -- How does the virus spread? -- Have there been MERS cases in the United States? -- Am I at risk for MERS-CoV infection in the United States? -- Can I still travel to countries where MERS cases have occurred? -- How can I help protect myself? -- What should I do if I recently traveled to the Republic of Korea and got sick? -- Is there a vaccine? -- What are the treatments? -- Additional Information.

    Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is a respiratory illness. It is caused by a virus called Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus, or MERS-CoV. This virus was first reported in 2012 in Saudi Arabia. It is different from any other coronaviruses that have been found in people before.



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