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MERS Virus (MERS) - Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus

Scientists have discovered a new dangerous virus, a strain of which resembles the SARS virus. Coronavirus was first discovered in 2013, in the spring, on the Arabian Peninsula. It was at this time that he provoked an outbreak of the disease, which led to a large number of deaths. The strain was called MERS - coronavirus of the Middle East respiratory syndrome, cases of which, to date, are recorded in European and Eastern countries.

MERS is provoked by the appearance of coronaviruses, which are widespread throughout the world and cause common SARS. A new type of coronavirus is called MERS-CoV “Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus”. The name of the virus is translated into Russian as “SVRS-CoV”. In the Arab countries, MERS-CoV provoked severe forms of the disease in adults, many of which were fatal. At the moment, the virus is poorly studied, because the strain has recently been discovered.

Previously, the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus was defined as nCoV, an unknown coronavirus. The virus was first identified in Saudi Arabia in 2012. The main symptoms of MERS-CoV infection are fever, inability to take a full breath, lack of air and a tearing cough. Most people who were sick with the virus did not recover. A small percentage of those infected had a moderate severity of respiratory tract damage. Now scientists and doctors are trying to find ways to become infected with the MEPC virus and identify ways to transmit the disease. In the United States, this virus has not been detected.

The strain MERS-CoV has significant differences from similar coronaviruses that were discovered earlier. The virus differs significantly from SARS syndrome, the outbreak of which was recorded in 2003. Coronavirus MERS-CoV has certain similarities with coronaviruses, which were previously detected in mentally ill people.

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