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5 Facts you should know about

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)

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A viral respiratory infection

caused by the Middle East respiratory syndrome–related coronavirus (MERS-CoV).

2

MERS-CoV is a coronavirus believed to be originally from bats.

3

Typical symptoms include fever,

cough, diarrhea, and shortness of breath.

4

However, humans are typically infected from camels.

5

Most cases have occurred in the Arabian Peninsula.

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