REVIEW – Middle East Respiratory Syndrome: What Clinicians Need to Know

February 24, 2017 at 3:47 pm

Mayo Clinic Proceedings August 2014 V.89 N.8 P.1153–1158

Priya Sampathkumar, MD

Division of Infectious Diseases, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

A severe viral illness caused by a newly discovered coronavirus was first reported in the Middle East in 2012. The virus has since been named the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). MERS-CoV cases have been reported in several countries around the world in travelers from the Middle East. The illness has a high mortality rate. Limited human-to-human transmission has occurred including transmission to health care workers. The source of the virus remains unclear, but camels are a possible source. Two unrelated imported cases of MERS-CoV have been reported in the United States. Neither a vaccine nor effective therapy against the virus is available. International cooperation and information sharing will be key to understanding and ending the MERS-CoV outbreak.

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Entry filed under: Biología Molecular, Epidemiología, Infecciones emergentes, Infecciones respiratorias, Medicina del viajero, Metodos diagnosticos, REVIEWS, Sepsis, Update.

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