Learn About Middle East Respiratory Syndrome

What is the definition of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome?
Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) is a mild to severe upper respiratory tract infection caused by a coronavirus that spreads from animals to humans (usually camels), but also amongst humans. Middle East respiratory syndrome is mainly found in Saudi Arabia and other Middle-Eastern countries.
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What are the symptoms of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome?
Symptoms of Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome usually appear anywhere from 5 to 6 days after exposure but can occur between 2 to 14 days. The symptoms can be mild to severe. Individuals with mild infections may experience no symptoms or cold-like symptoms. The main symptoms of Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome include fever, coughing, and shortness of breath, while some individuals may also cough up blood or experience nausea and/or vomiting or diarrhea. Severe infections may develop in immunocompromised individuals, causing pneumonia or kidney failure. Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome has a death rate of around 30%.
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What are the current treatments for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome?
Treatment for Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome involves supportive care. There is currently no vaccine or antiviral treatment available.
Who are the top Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Local Doctors?
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The University Of Hong Kong

Lika, CN 

Susanna Lau is in Lika, China. Lau is rated as an Elite expert by MediFind in the treatment of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome. They are also highly rated in 12 other conditions, according to our data. Their top areas of expertise are Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, Hand-Foot-Mouth Disease, Parvovirus Antenatal Infection, and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome.

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The University Of Hong Kong

Sar, CN 

Patrick Woo is in Sar, China. Woo is rated as an Elite expert by MediFind in the treatment of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome. They are also highly rated in 12 other conditions, according to our data. Their top areas of expertise are Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus Antenatal Infection, and Hepatitis E.

 
 
 
 
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King Abdulaziz Medical City

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Riyadh, SA 

Yaseen Arabi is in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Arabi is rated as an Elite expert by MediFind in the treatment of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome. He is also highly rated in 18 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, Pneumonia, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, and Sepsis.

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Mental Health and Emotional Aspects of Professionals Working in Pediatric Intensive Care Units During the COVID-19 Pandemic
What are the Latest Advances for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome?
Molnupiravir and Its Antiviral Activity Against COVID-19.
The structure of a novel antibody against the spike protein inhibits Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus infections.
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Immune Profiling of COVID-19 in Correlation with SARS and MERS.