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  1. Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) Ali ElRida ElMasri Aarushi Sharma

  2. What is MERS? • SARS-like • Coronavirus family • 24th September 2012 • 6th new type of coronavirus • Tropism for non-ciliated bronchial ep.

  3. Etiology • Origin is debated • England/Qatar/2012 • 1 or more zoonotic event? • Mutation of existing virus? • Unnoticed for 1 year • Arabic peninsula

  4. Transmission • Person to person- low • WHO says MERS-CoV “threat” • Natural reservoir: Bats • Antibodies in camels

  5. Symptoms • Fever • Cough • Shortness of breath • Renal Failure • Severe acute pneumonia • Incubation period: 12 days

  6. Statistics

  7. Diagnosis and Prevention • RT-PCR • Vaccines are undergoing clinical trials • Novavax, Greffex • Standard Precautions

  8. Treatment • Acute Respiratory Support in hospital • Drugs for other Coronavirus strains

  9. References • http://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/mers/photos.html • http://www.who.int/csr/disease/coronavirus_infections/IPCnCoVguidance_06May13.pdf • http://www.who.int/csr/disease/coronavirus_infections/en/ • http://www.theguardian.com/science/2013/may/13/new-coronavirus-mers-cov • http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23782161 • http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/steps-authentic-happiness-positive-psychology/2013/may/30/coronavirus-severe-acute-respiratory-syndrome-dang/