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The following MeSH terms and keywords can help you find articles on MERS in PubMed:

  • MERS
  • MERS-CoV
  • Middle East Respiratory Syndrome
  • Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus
  • Emerging coronaviruses

 

Online MERS Resources

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is communicable disease caused by a coronavirus. It was first reported  in Jordan in April 2012 and later in Saudi Arabia in September 2012 according to CDC. So far the only cases confirmed have been in countries in and near the Arabian Peninsula.

Tracking MERS (Image from 8/21/14)