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.
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.
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.
26,27 In terms of specific outbreaks, a special course to improve the students' knowledge of MERS should be provided.
com/mers-outbreak-2015-thailand-took-4-days-confirm-first-mers-case-leading-worries-about-1974557) first case of MERS last June - a 75-year-old businessman from Oman.
As study shows that most camels in Saudi Arabia are carrying MERS, the authority has banned access of camels to Mecca as well as slaughtering camels during the Eid al-Adha.
The protein could be used to develop vaccines or treatments to protect people from MERS, an international team of researchers report online July 27 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
The foreigner came from Dubai late last month and had a short layover in Saudi Arabia, where MERS was first identified in April 2012.
Plasma therapy has not been widely tried for MERS patients, with little clinical study results reported, Eom Joong-sik, professor of infectious diseases at Hallym University's medical college.