MERS


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MERS

 (mûrz)
n.
A severe, contagious respiratory illness caused by a coronavirus, characterized by fever, cough, and shortness of breath, first identified in Saudi Arabia.

[M(iddle) E(astern) r(espiratory) s(yndrome).]
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In the beche-de- mer that was current among the blacks of a thousand islands and ten thousand dialects, the Arangi's procession of passengers assured her of her fate.
A little after noon we ended the ascent and arrived at the new hotel on the Montanvert, and had a view of six miles, right up the great glacier, the famous Mer de Glace.
We crossed the Mer de Glace in safety, but we had misgivings.
Did she ever get back to Brittany and her bains de mer?"
Her hair is still like flax, and her blue eyes are just like a baby's, and she has the same three freckles on her little nose, and talks about going back to her bains de mer."
The balmy sum- mer air, the restful quiet, the odor of the flowers, and the drowsing murmur of the bees had had their effect, and she was nodding over her knit- ting -- for she had no company but the cat, and it was asleep in her lap.
(NASDAQ: INO) today announced that positive results from the first-in-human trial of its vaccine against the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS) were published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases.
20, the Department of Health (DOH) announced that the patient suspected to have MERS or Middle East Respiratory Syndrome who was transferred from the Laguna Doctors Hospital to the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) in Muntinlupa City tested negative for the MERS virus.
The contact-tracing of all patients' contacts showed negative laboratory results for MERS by PCR.
We strongly advise travel agents organising tours to the Middle East to abstain from arranging camel rides and activities involving direct contact with camels, which are known risk factors for acquiring MERS Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)," a spokesman for the CHP said.
In addition, the emergency room resident physicians (ERRPs) are at risk of falling ill from exposure to MERS patients and the possibility of spreading the illness to their family members, which could affect their overall effectiveness and willingness to work during a MERS outbreak.