Diseases

Name

Middle east respiratory syndrome

Names alternate

MERS

Parents
(1) Respiratory diseases
Agents
(1) Middle east respiratory syndrome coronavirus > Coronaviridae > Virus
Populations
(1) Human (Homo sapiens sapiens) > Primate > Placental mammal (Eutheria) > Mammal (Mammalia) > Vertebrate > Animal (Animalia)
Transmission
(1) Casual contact
(2) Fomite
Properties
(1) Emerging or re-emerging
Documents
(1) CDC: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) (2014)
(2) WHO: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) (None)
Notes

MERS-CoV likely came from an animal source in the Arabian Peninsula. Researchers have found MERS-CoV in camels from several countries . We don’t know whether camels are the source of the virus. Studies continue to provide evidence that camel infections may play a role in human infection with MERS-CoV. However, more information is needed.

Created

2015-07-27 15:06:40+00:00

Modified

2015-09-13 16:05:44.306625+00:00