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Infectious diseases have always been a challenge to humankind and still pose a continuous threat. Some of the disease have been controlled and eradicated (smallpox) but, many of the new infectious diseases continue to pose threat (eg. West nile fever, MERS). Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is an illness caused by a virus (more specifically, a coronavirus) called Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV). MERS affects the respiratory system (lungs and breathing tubes). Most MERS patients developed severe acute respiratory illness with symptoms of fever, cough and shortness of breath. About 3-4 out of every 10 patients reported with MERS have died.
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